Land Grab: Take Action When the Government Comes Calling


Consider the following: You own property in an area with a growing population, and you plan to build a new residential community. You have prepared initial design documents and have begun the process of obtaining necessary government approvals. You may have even begun the work of providing necessary infrastructure for the project. You receive a letter from the state transportation department, the county or the city. The government is going to build a new road that will run through a portion of your property and is offering to pay you for the property it needs. If you cannot come to terms with the government on price, it will file a lawsuit in eminent domain, condemning the property it needs.

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