What Is Condemnation?
Condemnation — or sometimes also referred to as eminent domain — is the power of the state and certain other entities, such as utility companies, to seize private property for public use. This seizure can diminish the value of the property or lead to the outright loss of the land.
The laws of condemnation, the procedures and the compensation for private citizens in Texas differ by jurisdiction. Generally, the owner of a property can contest such proceedings for only limited reasons but he or she is entitled to reasonable compensation for his or her property for the highest and best use.
Condemning Entities Have Attorneys On Their Side. You Should, Too.
During the condemnation process, an attorney will represent the condemning party, with the goal of acquiring your property for as little as possible. If you want a fighting chance to obtain the full value of your property, you need a knowledgeable attorney to protect your interests.
Knowledgeable Attorneys With A History Of Success In Condemnation Cases
The lawyers at Harrison Davis are highly experienced in all areas of law relevant to condemnation cases. They have reached many favorable outcomes in condemnation cases throughout Texas.
In addition to providing clients with representation from accomplished attorneys, Harrison Davis has the resources to employ the best experts and consultants to assure that the property owners are fully and fairly compensated for the taking of their land.
Examples Of Condemnation Situations
Condemnation practice typically involves groups of people who are affected by large-scale projects sweeping through a broad area. Examples of these projects include:
• Installation of high voltage transmission power lines
• Expansion of Interstate 35 and other highways
• Excavation for, and installation of, oil and gas pipelines
• Building wind farms
For more information, view our Property Owner Tips page or contact our firm.
Our Fees In Condemnation Cases
We generally represent property owners in condemnation proceedings on a contingent fee basis. Under this arrangement, the property owner incurs no cost and is assured the value of the original offer and a percentage of any increase over the original offer.
Contact An Experienced Texas Eminent Domain Lawyer
For additional information about eminent domain or the right of the state or other entity to take away your property or home, contact us at 254-761-3300 (Waco area) or 409-753-0000 (Beaumont area).