Temporary Construction Easements: What They Mean For Business Owners

In the recent North Carolina Court of Appeals opinion of NC Department of Transportation v. Butmataji LLC, the court upheld the trial judge in a case where the court restricted an appraiser from testifying about lost income as a result of a temporary construction easement.

Instead, the court directed that for temporary construction easements the proper measure of damages is the rental value of the property taken during the period of actual temporary taking (analogous to a lease), rather than any lost business income that is incurred by the business operating on the property.

While frustrating for many businesses across the state who are severely impacted by temporary construction easements when the DOT or other municipalities are constructing or widening roads, their lawyers and appraisers must be mindful of the subtleties of those damages which are allowed in North Carolina.

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