Eminent domain is the ability of the government to seize private land for public use. While private citizens should get a fair settlement in return for the taken property, the outcome doesn’t always turn out as anticipated.
If a Georgia government agency has recently invoked eminent domain on your property, a Georgia eminent domain attorney could work with you to obtain more favorable results.
A Closer Look at Eminent Domain
The power of eminent domain is found in the US Constitution’s Fifth Amendment and Georgia Code Title 22. It allows both federal and state government agencies to permanently or temporarily take over your land as long as it is for the public’s benefit. This can happen if the property is obstructing government projects or civic structures.
Some instances where the government can exercise eminent domain include: