Property Easements: A National Problem for Homeowners

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Issues surrounding property easements—legal rights granted to a corporation or agency to use another’s land for a specific limited purpose—are not just a North Carolina issue. The concerns that remain when an organization has legal use of property owned by others are national in scope. Recently, homeowners in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have expressed…

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What Will A Lawyer Do for Me?

What will a lawyer do for me in my land condemnation case? If your land is being taken by the government, what can a lawyer really do for you? A lawyer is your only real advocate and protection during the case. While in most instances we can’t stop the taking from occurring, we can fight…

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Top 5 Ways to Mess Up Your Case

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The top five things you can do to mess up your land condemnation case. If the government is getting ready to take your land in an eminent domain land condemnation case, here are the top five things you can do to ruin your case. One, sign a right of entry agreement with the Department of…

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The Southwest Bypass Project Continues to Disrupt NC Residents

According to data released earlier in the week NCDOT has purchased 107 parcels outright and continues to negotiate for more. The current bypass project has produced more condemnations than most projects, due to multiple issues, including that the project has no specific path. The department is planning on purchasing a total of 181 parcels along…

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I Received a Condemnation Lawsuit

I received a condemnation lawsuit against my property, when does the government own my land? If you received a notice of land condemnation, you may wonder exactly when the ownership of your land or property transverse to the government. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if the condemning agency is…

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Pender County Commissioners Hire Lobbyist

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More Hampstead Bypass updates in the news:  Pender County Commissioners have now hired a lobbyist to push for the bypass with state lawmakers in an attempt to get the stalled project moving forward.  This will not come soon enough for landowners who are affected by the proposed bypass under the North Carolina Map Act (Transportation…

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