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Eminent Domain Frequently Asked Questions

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1 What is "Condemnation Blight"? 2900
2 1439
3 What about rent, insurance and real estate taxes and utilities? 1623
4 OK - I filed a claim - now what? 1398
5 Should I wait until the last moment to make a claim? 1499
6 How fast can I get paid? 1567
7 Can I claim where only a part of my property is taken? 1416
8 Can I make a claim to get paid? 1353
9 Can the government take property even where it especially benefits a private party? 1599
10 1382
11 1532
12 How am I notified that they may be taking my property? 1642
13 Just what property can the government take from me? 1814
14 Can I oppose or seek judicial review of the taking? 1938
15 What am I entitled to claim? 1789
16 2218
17 What about damages to property that the government has not taken -- the remainder property? 3362
18 Can I get paid for damages to my business? 1869
19 The Condemnation Procedure 4999
20 1849
21 What is a claim? 1918
22 Will I receive interest? 1828
23 Can the government inspect my property? 1917
24 What about mortgages and liens on my property? 3901
25 If I am an owner, how do leases affect the award? 1886
26 What are fixtures? Can I recover for damages to my equipment and fixtures? 1869
27 Do I have to leave immediately - can I stay on as a tenant? 2160
28 What if my property has environmental problems? 2014
29 What if my property has building violations? 1711
30 What are the income tax implications? 3002
31 What happens at trial? 1848
32 Can I recover the attorney fees and the costs of litigation? 1780
33 Can I get relocation expenses? 2057
34 If the property is under a contract of sale at the time of vesting, who is entitled to the award? 1716