What Questions Should I Ask When My Property is Going Through the Eminent Domain Process?

Again, many of your questions will be specific to your situation, but you might also ask your attorney the following:

  • Should I talk to the government when they call or show up on my property?
  • What should I avoid saying to government representatives?
  • What will happen when the appraiser comes to my property?
  • If I can't stop the government, can I get them to change the route or location of their project on my land?
  • If my property is taken, how will it be valued?
  • What kinds of payment am I entitled to?
  • How can I get the most money possible for my land?
  • What expenses should I expect?
  • How will the government taking my property affect the property I have left?
  • Is there anything I should do or avoid doing in order to protect my rights
  • Will I incur any expenses in connection with the taking of my land?


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