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…

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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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Greenville Highway Receives Official “Future Interstate” Designation from U.S. Department of Transportation

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Earlier this month, lawmakers in eastern North Carolina announced that they would be lobbying the U.S. government to secure an official interstate highway designation for U.S. Highway 264. On Tuesday, November 22nd, their request for a “Future Interstate” designation for U.S. 264 was approved by the Federal Highway Administration. State officials feel strongly that U.S.…

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New North Carolina Supreme Court Ruling on Map Act Benefits Property Owners

Henson Fuerst North Carolina Land Condemnation attorneys represent property owners throughout the state who have been restricted from freely using their property due to the Map Act. Since 1989, the Map Act has given North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) the right to impose restrictions on the use of other people’s property that falls…

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Hampstead Bypass Low Priority, But Landowners Still Wait

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Landowners affected by the Hampstead Bypass continue to be stuck in no-mans-land, and it does not appear that the situation is likely to change in the near future. Will the project be funded or won’t it?  Sometimes the answer appears to be yes, sometimes maybe, and sometimes no. And in all this indecision, landowners are…

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