08 Jun Why Do You Need An Eminent Domain Attorney
A common scenario running around nowadays is a notice given by government to buy your property under the power of eminent domain. The purpose is to create room for a new highway through the town. You may find the government’s offer a fair one or think you don’t have any other option available to you. However, the government doesn’t always act in the best interests of the property owners. Here, a professional and experienced eminent domain lawyer is your best option as he/she will protect your interests and will further help you understand your rights.
Let’s see how exactly a qualified eminent domain attorney can help you:
Know your rights
There are certain criterias that need to be fulfilled by the government before they take up someone’s property under eminent domain. They must show that the property will be for public use and the particular property they want to take is necessary for this purpose.
For instance, the government can take the property to build bridges, roads or to install water lines or electric lines or to build public properties such as hospitals or schools etc. However, if only a specific portion is needed for this purpose, then only this much portion can be taken for the project.
An eminent domain property attorney will help you in understanding if the reason the government is taking your property is actually for public cause and if all the requirements are met or not. It is a complex process that requires expertize and professional interpretation of legal statutes. Having an eminent domain lawyer would ensure that your rights are considered and you are getting objective interpretation as well.
Get an honest compensation
Usually government tries to pay the lowest amount possible, when taking your property under eminent domain. It may not be the amount that you actually deserve. An eminent domain lawyer will try to get you the compensation that you deserve along with the fair value of the property, relocation expenses, compensation for any improvements or fixtures to property along with compensation for any damages done to your property.
Eminent laws are not simple rather very complex that requires the interpretation of an expert so that the interest of all the parties are protected. A qualified eminent domain lawyer will help you through this right from start to finish by advising you about and fighting for, your rights. He/she will help you in getting the best outcome possible.