Eminent Domain FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions About Eminent Domain
I just received notice that the government wants to take my property. Should I contact a lawyer?
If I don't accept the government's offer of compensation, will the government file a lawsuit against me?
The government wants part of my property, but I don't want to keep my property if I can't keep all of it. Can I force the government to take all of my property?
Who decides the value of my property?
I'm underwater on my mortgage, will that hurt my case?
I recently made improvements to my home (new carpet and new paint). Will I be reimbursed for these expenses?
If the government is going to take my property, should I continue to cut the grass and maintain my home?
If the government plans to tear down my home, can I remove fixtures such as cabinets, lights and doors before I leave?
If the government takes my property, will the government reimburse me for moving expenses when I find a new home?
If my case isn't settled, what happens at trial?
Who pays my attorney fees?
If you are involved with an eminent domain proceeding, we can help protect your rights. Contact our Ohio eminent domain attorneys for a free consultation.
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