If you’re facing condemnation or seizure of your home, business, church, or farm, you don’t have to face the government or a big corporation alone. The land condemnation lawyers at Henson Fuerst protect the rights of property owners in Lee County, NC, and we want to help you too.
If your personal property is condemned—or seized—for public benefit and you believe that you were not offered just compensation, you need to take legal action immediately. If you don’t, you could lose your rights to the money you’re owed.
Once you have received notice that your property is being taken, there are time limits for when you must take legal action depending on who or what entity is condemning your land. The notice you receive is known as a “condemnation complaint.” This document will state why your property is being taken, how much is being taken, and how much it is believed to be worth.
By North Carolina eminent domain law, you must take legal action within these time limits if a condemnation complaint is filed by one of these agencies:
- North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
If the NCDOT is condemning your property, you must file an answer to its condemnation complaint within12 months.
- North Carolina Department of Administration (NCDOA)
If the NCDOA or a local public or private condemnor is seizing your property, you must file your answer within120 days.
If you are served with a complaint, it’s imperative that you seek legal help immediately, otherwise, you may not get the full amount of compensation that is owed to you for your property.
Henson Fuerst is a North Carolina-based law firm with more than 150 years of combined legal experience. We’re familiar with land condemnation projects affecting our neighbors across the state, and our legal team is ready to provide you with the personalized representation you deserve. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
The Lee County eminent domain attorneys at HensonFuerst are here to help if your land is being condemned. It’s our priority to get you the maximum value for your property. Call (919) 781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form today.
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