If you received a notice that the government wishes to purchase your property
through eminent domain, you should not hesitate to hire an eminent domain
attorney as soon as possible. Oftentimes, property owners might feel that
they lack options or believe that the purchase offer seems far and are
concerned about seeming greedy. However, you need to take an active role
in protecting your interests and rights by seeking the legal assistance
necessary to effectively navigate this situation.
Know Your Rights
In order to take private property, government agencies must meet certain
criteria, including proof that the portion of property they wish to take
is necessary for public use. For example, a government agency might be
able to take property to install new electric or water lines, or to build
new public property like a school. An eminent domain attorney will be
able to help you understand if the reason why the government is taking
your property truly serves a public need and if all of the property is
necessary to meet that need.
Obtaining Fair Compensation
Generally, when the government attempts to take one’s property under
the power of eminent domain, they will offer to pay the lowest possible
amount. An experienced eminent domain attorney will be able to help you
obtain the compensation you deserve, which should include:
- Compensation for improvements and fixtures to the property
- Relocation expenses
- Compensation for any damages sustained
- Fair value for the property
Eminent Domain Lawyers in California
At Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP, our eminent domain attorneys have
the knowledge and skill to guide you through even the most complicated
eminent domain matters. Throughout the years, our attorneys have been
selected for numerous awards and have successfully achieved great results
for our clients. Do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Contact us at (888) 998-2031 to schedule a free case evaluation.