Protecting Your Land And Rights In Condemnation Cases
If the government has decided to seize your land, it can feel like they’re taking advantage of you from the beginning. They know the law and have teams of attorneys to support their case, not to mention what may seem like limitless funding. If the government is attempting to take your property, you need an experienced attorney on your side to advocate for your rights.
The lawyers at Alagood Cartwright Burke PC have over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate issues. Our team can help you fight the condemnation or get a fair price for land subject to seizure. With board certification in residential and commercial real estate law and civil trial law, Denton condemnation attorneys R. Scott Alagood and Samuel B. Burke have over 20 years of experience dealing with residential and commercial real estate issues, including representation of both landowners and governmental entities in all phases of the condemnation process, from preliminary negotiations to final jury trials.
We are committed to providing trustworthy, effective legal advice to residents of Denton, Texas, and the surrounding area.
How Can I Fight Eminent Domain And Condemnation?
While the Texas Constitution recognizes eminent domain as legitimate for government bodies, those government bodies have a responsibility to pay you adequately for your land. They must also abide by the standards of only taking land for “public use.” Examples of these types of projects may include:
- Roadway construction and expansion
- Municipal facilities such as police stations or libraries
- Power lines
Despite this, it is possible to challenge an attempt to seize your land. What about when the government wants to allow developers to replace your home or business with new commercial establishments? If you believe that the government doesn’t intend to use the property in a way that would benefit the public, you may have a case. You may be able to fight the condemnation of the whole property if the government only needs a portion of it in order to complete a public works project.
Helping Commercial Landowners
For commercial landowners, eminent domain can have serious consequences. If your business property is targeted to be seized, you could face financial hardship and potentially the loss of your business. If property near your business is being seized and you rely on traffic in that location to generate visitors, you could take a significant financial loss.
Call us today for counsel about how to protect your business interests from condemnation. Together, we will work to protect your rights and livelihood.
We Will Fight For You Today
The attorneys at Alagood Cartwright Burke PC represent both commercial landowners and private residents whose land is at risk from condemnation. Call us today at 940-308-8463 or send us an email to learn more about how we can help you.
CONDEMNATION/EMINENT DOMAIN ARTICLES
by R. Scott Alagood