Raleigh Eminent Domain Real Property Litigation
North Carolina’s growth, particularly Raleigh, Durham, and the Research Triangle area leads to inevitable disputes between private citizens and municipalities exercising their inherent powers of eminent domain to take private property from citizens for public use. There are many actors who have eminent domain taking powers such as the State of North Carolina; cities such as Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Burlington, and Greensboro; counties such as Wake, Durham, Alamance, Granville, Franklin, and Johnston; government agencies such as the Department of Transportation; or private companies acting with a public purpose such as Duke Energy or other utility companies. Each of these actors owe private citizens just compensation for utilizing their eminent domain rights in taking tracts of real property, allowing easements, asking for a right of way or temporary workspace, or other limitations on your property rights.
North Carolina has separate procedures, rules and proper damage calculations for private condemnations, local public condemnations and Department of Transportation/other state agencies condemnations. It is a complicated process to obtain just compensation.
Maginnis Law represents property owners subjected to takings, property owners whose lands have been taken or damaged by entry, property owners with the potential for an inverse condemnation proceeding, as well lien holders whose security interest right have been damaged by takings. Our attorneys can work to help you obtain an initial partial disbursement of just compensation and to ensure that the just compensation is a number that fairly compensates the property owner and not the small offer given by the state, city, county, agency, or company.
If you have received a Notice of Action letter, a Complaint, a Declaration of Taking, Memorandum of Action, Notice of Deposit, Petition for Condemnation of Right of Way and Temporary Workspace, or any other correspondence relating to a taking pursuant to an eminent domain power, contact the eminent domain and real estate litigation lawyers of Maginnis Law, PLLC to schedule an initial consultation or use our contact page www.maginnislaw.com/contact to make an initial inquiry regarding your eminent domain property litigation proceeding.