In the United States, the phrase “your home is your castle” is the basis for many laws. However, under certain constitutional laws, the government can seize your property, including your home in an eminent domain or condemnation proceeding. This is a complicated area of the law that requires a lawyer very knowledgeable and skilled in eminent domain or condemnation law.
At Kustoff & Phipps, L.L.P., based in San Antonio, Texas, our partners have extensive experience in helping clients with various real estate and property matters, including fighting eminent domain and condemnation proceedings. You have rights, whether you own residential or commercial property. Do not sign an agreement with the government without consulting with an attorney.
When a portion of private property could be used for public use, the government can start proceedings to take this property. However, they must do so in a way that meets all constitutional requirements and also properly compensate the private owner. Reasons for taking of private property often include utility needs, oil and gas lines, pipes, bridges, roadways and more.
We can help you fight a condemnation action or eminent domain proceeding. Our lawyers can also help make sure you are properly compensated for your property. No matter what your goals are in such an action, we are here to help you achieve them.
Tell us about your condemnation or eminent domain matter today in a free initial consultation.Email us or call 210-614-9444. The sooner you act the sooner we can start helping you toward reaching an agreement with the government that works in your best interests.