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What is eminent domain?

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2018 | Eminent Domain |

Eminent domain is an area of the law that it is important for property owners to understand. It can have a significant impact on the rights of landowners, which is why they should ensure all of their eminent domain questions are answered and they know how to address concerns related to eminent domain that may come up.

Eminent domain involves the government taking private land for public use. At times, it may be possible to challenge the government’s asserted use of eminent domain by asserting that the proposed use of the land is not for a public use. Examples of public use for eminent domain include maintaining public roads or utilities, as well as for expanding those services in some circumstances.

In addition, the government is required to provide fair compensation for the property it is taking through the eminent domain process, which is referred to as the condemnation process. When property has been condemned for purposes of eminent domain, to be used for a public purpose, the government is required to fairly compensate the property owner for the taking. This can lead to additional disputes as the property owner and government work to determine what is fair compensation and the appropriate valuation of the property.

The taking of land through eminent domain is significant for property owners to understand, as it has a great impact on their property rights. Knowing how the process works can help property owners address their eminent domain concerns and ensure their property rights are protected.