What is Land Condemnation?
Simply put, land condemnation is the legal process by which a condemnor seizes private land for public purpose, benefit, or use under the power of eminent domain. For such an exercise to be constitutional, the condemnor must show the project serves a public purpose and must pay just compensation to the landowner. You can learn more in the video below.
Know the Law
In North Carolina, few laws protect property owners from frivolous land condemnation or seizure under eminent domain. While the state constitution does not specifically address eminent domain, Article I §19 states: “No person shall be taken, imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the law of the land. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws; nor shall any person be subjected to discrimination by the State because of race, color, religion, or national origin.”
The appellate courts have interpreted the above article to similarly limit the government’s right to take property without just compensation. The property rights attorneys at Henson Fuerst will do everything we can to protect your best interests. Get the help you need today. We don’t back down from the government or big corporations. We stand up for you.
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 experienced North Carolina eminent domain and land condemnation attorneys absolutely FREE. Attorneys David Henson and Anne Fisher are committed to protecting the rights of property owners facing land condemnation.
Get the help you need today. We don’t back down from the government or big corporations—we stand up for you. Call (919) 781-1107 or complete the free initial consultation form.