Land Condemnation

Residents of Pender County Receive Tax Revaluation Notices for Hampstead Bypass Project

If you own property in Pender County that is affected by the future Hampstead Bypass (NC DOT Project #R-3300) you may have recently received notice from the Pender County Tax Office that a revaluation of your property is under way. This revaluation is required under applicable North Carolina statutes, but the lawyers at HensonFuerst have …

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Public Meeting About Duke Energy Transmission Line Project

Interested in the Duke Energy transmission line project? In July, Duke Energy announced a proposal to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line from a planned tie-in station from Campobello to Asheville, where a natural gas-fired plant is expected to replace a coal-fired plant at Lake Julian in about 2020. According to an article in the Citizen-Times, …

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North Carolina Landowners Facing Eminent Domain Stage a Protest

Most people who own property assume they will have the right to dictate how the land is used. But sometimes, government entities and even private businesses can use North Carolina’s eminent domain laws to condemn property for certain uses. The North Carolina land condemnation process has already been put into motion to take swaths of …

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The Importance of Determining the Value of your Property in a Case of Eminent Domain

In recent weeks, we’ve discussed how the state of North Carolina has the right to condemn private property through eminent domain laws if the land is being used to benefit the community; however, the North Carolina land condemnation lawyers with HensonFuerst explain the state is required to fairly compensate landowners for said property. The problem …

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North Carolina Land Condemnation Lawyers Holding Greenville Southwest Bypass Property Owners Meeting

By law, the state and federal government are permitted to acquire private property from owners if the land is being used as part of a project that provides a benefit to the community, such as the construction of a road or highway; however, landowners have a right to be fairly compensated for their property and …

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Judges Find in Favor of Property Owners in North Carolina Map Act Lawsuit

Landowners are getting some relief in North Carolina today after the state’s Court of Appeals ruled the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) could not use the Transportation Corridor Official Map Act to indefinitely tie up a property owner’s land. The Map Act allows the state to determine if a piece of property is in …

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