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Will the government pay me for my land under eminent domain?
November 29, 2021
You may be realizing that trying to fight the government’s demand for eminent domain is practically impossible. The government does have the right to claim eminent domain “for public use.”
The government may be planning to use your land to build a new highway. While you may not be able to stop its efforts, the government is required to compensate you financially for your loss.
The government can take your property, so make sure it pays you
Trying to stop the government from taking your property is difficult. It has the right to do so, because of plans to build something for public use. Fighting this demand may result in your losing.
You may be able to fight the government in a different way. Your property has financial value for you. If it is inevitable that the land will no longer be yours, you do
have the right to be paid
The U.S. Constitution requires the government to compensate you fairly
While you are entitled to be paid for your land, the government may make an offer that is far less than the value of your land.
You should be paid for the fair market value of your property. Its value may be influenced by several factors—resources on the land and the
size or acreage of the land
The payment you receive should be based on fair market value
The U.S. Constitution uses the phrase, “just compensation.” This term is not spelled out.
Tell the government representative that you will give up the land, but you expect a fair market value for your loss. Keep in mind that the government’s appraiser may assign their own valuation of your property. You do have the right to counter that offer with a number of your own.