In a recent post, this blog explained that the government has the power to take private land for public use. This process falls under eminent domain laws. Under these laws, the government must, in most cases, provide compensation for the property. Even with this compensation, though, you might not want the government to take your property.
Hard work is put into building homes and businesses, and to see the fruits of that labor taken from them can be difficult. It may also be difficult to relocate to another area. Therefore, when the government tries to take private land, there are emotional and economic factors to consider. With such a strong emotional attachment, it can be difficult to know where to turn when your property is threatened.
Also, without experience in dealing with the state laws of Pennsylvania, you may not even know where to begin to get the compensation they deserve for your land. In these cases, you may be tempted to take the first offer the government gives you. However, the government may be looking to minimize costs and pay you as little as possible. You need to pursue for just compensation.
With the right help, there are ways to ensure you get top dollar for your land. Our firm has years of experience with eminent domain cases. We understand the process which gives us a distinct advantage when fighting eminent domain actions. We can help to pursue the maximum relocation benefit from the state or possible the retention your property.
For more information about the eminent domain cases in Pennsylvania, please see our Philadelphia Eminent Domain & Condemnation Attorneys page.