“Can the government seize my land?”
It Could Happen to You
No matter who you are; you may be subject to land condemnation and seizure. Whether you are a homeowner, tenant, business owner, farmer, or have other land interests; your land can be taken away from you if condemned.
What Is Eminent Domain?
The the legal power of government to condemn privately owned property for public purpose, benefit, or use is known as eminent domain. The entity exercising that power is called the condemner.
Who Can Condemn My Property?
Federal, state, county, and city governments—as well as private businesses—can take your land. To do so, they must be able to show that:
- the condemnation is for a public use or purpose
- they pay “just compensation” for the land taken
Just compensation is the fair market value that must be paid to a land owner who has property taken. This includes damages to remainders the land owner holds after the taking. The opinions of property owner and condemnor on what is “fair and reasonable” will often differ greatly.
What Are My Rights?
If you are facing land condemnation, click the links below to explore important topics related to your legal rights:
- What to Do if Your Property is Condemned
- The Top 5 Things That Will Harm Your Land Condemnation Case
- Map Act of NC Lawsuits
- Hydraulic Fracturing Lawsuits
We’re Here to Help
If you’re facing land condemnation—or the seizure of your home, business, church, or farm under eminent domain—you don’t have to face the government or big corporations alone. The experienced eminent domain and land condemnation attorneys at Henson Fuerst protect the rights of property owners across North Carolina—and we want to help you too. Call Henson Fuerst at (919) 781-1107 or complete our free initial consultation form.
When you call, you will speak with one of our knowledgeable North Carolina eminent domain and land condemnation attorneys absolutely FREE. Attorneys David Henson and Anne Duvoisin Fisher are committed to protecting the rights of property owners facing land condemnation.
Call Henson Fuerst, Because Your Case Matters