Eminent Domain Justification

Although federal, state and local governments are empowered to take private property under the concept of eminent domain, they may not do so without restrictions and limitations. For instance, property owners must be given just...
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Right to Seize Property

In an ordinary eminent domain action, the government is required to provide the owner of the private property with “just compensation” for their loss and any damages that they incur. However, there are a limited...
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Challenging Eminent Domain

When a citizen receives a notification informing them that the government is planning to take their property with an eminent domain action, it is common for people to assume that they have no recourse. The...
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Eminent Domain

The term “eminent domain” refers to the right of the government to seize private property, generally real estate, and repurpose the property for the public good. For instance, if the government needs to build a...
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Conservation Easements

Conservation Easements are a type of binding legal agreement that is enacted to restrict the development of a certain area of land. This type of agreement is usually concluded between the person who holds the...
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Use and Termination of Easements

As a land owner, there is a great deal of responsibility on your shoulders. Many times there will also be an equally heavy load of legal jargon that you will need to wade through in...
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Preservation Easements

As a landowner, there are several types of legal injunctions that you will need to be familiar with in order to protect your rights. Chief among these are easements. Preservation easements are a type of...
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Affirmative and Negative Easements

Easements are agreements which pertain to the use or conservation of a certain area of land. Most easements that are entered into will fall under two categories. These include affirmative and negative easements. While both...
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