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Houston Eminent Domain Lawyer

Houston Eminent Domain Lawyer Serving Ellis, Firestone & Navarro Counties, TX

Eminent domain refers to the government’s authority to take private
property and convert it for public use. In Texas, eminent domain cases
typically involve taking land for infrastructure projects including the
installation of electrical transmission lines, roadways, pipelines for
the booming oil and gas industry, and more. However, the U.S. Constitution’s
Fifth Amendment limits this power, prohibiting the government from taking
property without providing just compensation to the owners.

Still, it can be difficult to assert these rights, and the government may
offer a compensation amount that is significantly less that what you are
rightfully owed. If you are facing an eminent domain issue, it is in your
best interests to contact the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC
to ensure that your rights are protected and to increase your chances
of receiving maximum compensation.

Request your
free case evaluation with a Houston eminent domain lawyer at our firm.

Your Rights Under Eminent Domain

The effects of these projects on property owners can be significant. If
your property has been affected by eminent domain, you may be legally
entitled to compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Fair market value of the property
  • Severence damages (damages resulting to the remaining part of a property
    after a larger portion is condemned)
  • Precondemnation damages
  • Fixtures, improvements, and/or equipment pertaining to realty
  • Relocation expenses

The government must pay you a fair price for your property. Even if they only purchase a portion of your property, the amount of
compensation you are owed must reflect the impact the purchase has on
the property as a whole. In order to ensure that you are getting a fair
price for your land, make sure you consult with an attorney before accepting
any purchase offers. You could end up selling yourself short and giving
up all legal rights to challenge the amount at a later date. Because prices
for rural land have risen dramatically in Texas in recent years, it is
critical to make sure that your land is fairly appraised so that you know
what you can claim.

Trusted Counsel for Ellis, Forestone & Navarro County Eminent Domain Cases

The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC is prepared to counsel you
on various valuation matters related to eminent domain, including:

  • Land regulations
  • Fair appraisal
  • Potential damages
  • Ethical concerns

If your property is facing condemnation or has been damaged as a result
of a public project, or if you have received a summons, contact our office
today. We are prepared to advocate on your behalf by negotiating with
the government and protecting your right to just compensation.

Call the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC at (832) 225-4902 now to
speak to an attorney.