Category: Eminent Domain

Posted by iLawyer on Nov 10th, 2022 Eminent Domain, Firm News

3 things to know about eminent domain 

Eminent domain is a legal concept that enables real property to be seized for reasons that are for the betterment of the general public. The proceedings that lead to the seizure of private property are known as condemnation proceedings.  Property that’s taken under eminent domain, which is covered in the Fifth Amendment, isn’t free. The…

Posted by iLawyer on May 4th, 2022 Eminent Domain, Firm News

Eminent domain: How much will you get for your property?

It’s common knowledge that the government can acquire private property for public use. However, they have to compensate the property’s owner as stated in the Fifth Amendment. The constitution provides for just compensation which may be open to interpretation. Technically, the compensation is not supposed to enrich you. Instead, it should make you whole again…

Posted by iLawyer on Feb 8th, 2022 Eminent Domain, Firm News

Condemnation versus eminent domain: What’s the difference?

When you are looking at the two terms “eminent domain” and “condemnation,” you should know that they aren’t necessarily the same. Eminent domain in the government’s right to take over a person’s private property, but condemnation is the legal process that takes place that allows the government to use that right. As a property owner,…