Posts Tagged ‘durham eminent domain law firm’
What Info to Bring to Your Attorney
What kinds of information will a lawyer want to see when I meet with them? When you meet with a lawyer regarding your eminent domain or land taking case what kinds of information will a lawyer want to see? The short answer is any and all documents that relate to the ownership, the maintenance, the…Read More
What If I have a Mortgage?
What if I have a mortgage on the property? Who gets the money? When the state of North Carolina takes part of all of your land in an eminent domain or land condemnation case, they must do three things. First, file a condemnation complaint with the clerk’s office. Second, file a memorandum of action with…Read More
The NC Department of Transportation Continues to String Residents Affected by the Hampstead Bypass Along
The NC Department of Transportation continues to string along residents who are affected by the Hampstead Bypass in Pender County. To date, Henson Fuerst has filed suit on behalf of more than two dozen land owners in Pender County who have claims stemming from abuses of the Map Act by the NC DOT. Additional lawsuits…Read More
If My Business is Negatively Impacted by the Government’s Eminent Domain Acquisitions Can I be Compensated?
Yes, and no. Eminent domain typically only deals with the taking of real property- which includes land, buildings, permanent structures and improvements, and the access thereto. The law typically does not compensate businesses directly for lost profits, revenues or interruptions of operations. There are exceptions to this, however, so an experienced eminent domain land condemnation…Read More
Can I Assume the Government Will Treat Me Fairly Under the Eminent Domain Rules?
No. The government is no different from any other real estate buyer, wanting to obtain property as cheap as possible. The difference in eminent domain is that the government is taking the land from you involuntarily. While the law requires the government or condemning agency to pay you “just compensation” we find in the majority…Read More
The Value of Your Property
How is the value of my land determined in a land condemnation case? The first question most people have when they find out their land is being taken is, “How much money will I be paid?” Well, in an eminent domain land condemnation case, the amount you receive for your land can be determined in…Read More
Is Outsourcing By NCDOT Costing Local Taxpayers Big Money?
A recent report released by WBTV discusses how a powerful state lawmaker pushed to increase the outsourcing of services within the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). In 2016 alone North Carolina taxpayers were collectively billed for more than $111 million by engineering firms for services.With taxpayers having to pay for these services some lawmakers…Read More
You are invited to a Free Seminar on the R-3300 Hampstead Bypass Project Affecting Property Owners in New Hanover and Pender Counties
You are cordially invited to attend an important seminar that will cover how the Kirby case victory can/will impact property owners in New Hanover and Pender counties. The seminar will cover the issue of property owner damages for determining: What was taken from you What it is worth What DOT should pay you for the…Read More
How Are Lawyers Paid?
When you hire a lawyer to represent you in an eminent domain land condemnation case, in most cases, it will be on a contingency fee basis, which means that your lawyer will get paid a percentage of what you receive once your case is settled. If you don’t recover anything, then the lawyer doesn’t get…Read More
Partial Taking vs. Complete Taking in an Eminent Domain Case
What is a partial taking versus a complete taking in a North Carolina Department of Transportation eminent domain case? When the State of North Carolina takes your land by eminent domain, or land condemnation for a public project, you will lose ownership of part or all of that land. In a partial taking, North Carolina…Read More