Condemnation involves the government taking private property for public use. It may be for a highway, dam or power line. In recent years property has even been condemned for private use such as shopping center. If you have received notice of condemnation of your home, a real estate law lawyer in Phoenix can assist you in contesting the condemnation or at least getting fair compensation for your property.
The power of condemnation flows from the government's right of eminent domain. This is a right which dates back at least to William the Conqueror. In 1066 he crossed the English Channel to defeat the English king at the Battle of Hastings. Thereupon he seized the entire land of England to apportion among his knights. The founding fathers retained this right in the U.S. Constitution but, unlike the Conqueror, stated that "just compensation" must be given.
Our legal team of Schern Richardson Finter assists clients whose homes are subject to condemnation. Our real estate law team has garnered a powerful reputation in the real estate community through our meticulous work and success on behalf of individuals, closely held businesses and companies. A homeowner first hears of the possibility of a condemnation with a visited by a public agency seeking to buy the home. If unwilling to sell, the homeowner then gets a notice that the agency intends to condemn the property.
If you are facing condemnation, we can assist in strongly opposing the action. We will appear at administrative and regulatory proceedings and in court actions as needed to make your point. If you are willing to give up the property, we can seek fair compensation on your behalf. We will commission expert appraisals and provide estimates of the cost of your relocation.
Contact a Phoenix Real Estate Law Lawyer at the firm if you seek strong representation against Condemnation.
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