It’s a rare occurrence, but occasionally the government can come in and take your property from you. This action is called Eminent Domain, and it’s the power of the government to take private property for public use. State laws regulate how and when the government takes private property, and the government usually has to negotiate with the land owner before taking the property. The government is required to compensate the owner for the property they are taking.
Luckily the government can’t just take your property without notice. There are things that need to be done before they can condemn private property.
It’s important to know your rights and options when faced with an eminent domain case. Hiring an eminent domain attorney is a great way to ensure you fully understand your case and you’re being treated fairly.