What is Eminent Domain?
Eminent domain is the power of a government to take private property for public use without the owner’s consent, provided just compensation is given.
Your Rights in the Eminent Domain Process
Questions of eminent domain are complex. Government entities do have the right to acquire privately held property through this process if the property is required for a project that benefits the public. However, the law requires the government to provide adequate compensation to the landowner. Unfortunately, the compensation offered by the government does not always reflect the highest and best use of the property in question. While it is generally not possible to stop the government from condemning property, it is possible to ensure that they adhere to the law by offering just compensation.
The attorneys at Williams, Kratcoski & Can have helped dozens of people whose property rights are affected by various public projects. Using our knowledge of law and real estate, we can assist clients in navigating through the process of eminent domain and utilize our skills as negotiators and litigators to ensure our client is properly compensated. Call us at 330-673-3444 to schedule an initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available.