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Core considerations regarding the government’s eminent domain power

The New Jersey Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh in Somerville is a full-service legal office when it comes to diligent advocacy of valued and diverse clients in real estate matters.

And our impassioned and tailored representation encompasses far more than transactional work on behalf of individuals and entities concerning commercial and residential issues. It extends additionally to realty-linked disputes across a wide spectrum. Our principal attorney represents clients in matters ranging broadly from contract breach, fraud and foreclosure to evictions, neighbor disputes and homeowner association litigation.

And eminent domain/condemnation issues, as well.

Those are terms that we reasonably suspect many of our readers might not be intimately familiar with, and for good reason. Eminent domain law comprises singular and technical legal subject matter that readily invites the strong advocacy of a proven real estate attorney.

In a nutshell, eminent domain has to do with governmental power over private property, specifically the public’s taking of the latter.

That action is obviously a key matter, especially for a property owner. An eminent domain action might be willingly embraced by a homeowner or business principal, but it is often also strenuously objected to and can materially upend an affected individual’s life.

Governmental power exercised via eminent domain action is impressive, though not unchecked. A “taking” – which is constitutionally recognized – must be fair and for a legitimate purpose that promotes a valid public interest. Moreover, it must reasonably compensate an affected property owner, who has due process rights to publicly challenge a would-be action.

Not every taking involves an outright transfer of property from a private owner to a public entity. In some instances, government action can materially reduce a property’s value through action that stops short of an actual title transfer. So-called “inverse condemnation” results, for example, in a loss of property value even absent a formal eminent domain proceeding.

Again, property owners have a legal right to respond to any government action seeking to formally take private property. A proven real estate attorney can help them do so.

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