What To Do if Your Property Is Condemned

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.

Time is of the Essence

Once you have received notice that your property is being taken, there are time limits to take legal action. These limits depend on the entity that is condemning your land. The notice you receive—known as a “condemnation complaint”—states why your property is being taken, how much is being taken, and how much it is believed to be worth. Under North Carolina land condemnation and eminent domain law, you must take legal action within the specified time limit if a condemnation complaint is filed by one of these agencies:

  • North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)—If the NCDOT is condemning your property, you must file an answer to its condemnation complaint within 12 months.
  • North Carolina Department of Administration (NCDOA)—If the NCDOA or a local public or private condemnor is seizing your property, you must file your answer within 120 days.

Inverse Condemnation

When your land is taken or damaged without service of a complaint or declaration, this is known as “inverse condemnation.” To file for compensation for inverse condemnation by NCDOT, NCDOA, or local public or private condemnors; you must generally file your complaint within 24 months. This reflects the date that the affected property was taken or the completion of the project involved—whichever is later. In some cases, there are exceptions to this rule that must be analyzed by an attorney.

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 Duvoisin Fisher are committed to protecting the rights of property owners facing land condemnation.

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