Fighting to Protect Land Owners' Rights
Condemnation. Eminent domain. An army of government lawyers telling you they’re going to take your land. It’s frightening stuff.
Truth is, they’ll probably succeed if they want the land for a public project. Sometimes landowners can prove that that the government doesn’t need all the land they’re trying to take through eminent domain, or that they don’t need any of it at all. Most of the time, though, a landowner’s only recourse is to get the best financial deal possible out of the situation.
That’s where the experienced eminent domain attorneys at Lewis Babcock come in. We’ve spent decades fighting to make sure landowners get fair market value for their property and to help them get all the other financial assistance to which they’re entitled.
Public Use Projects and Eminent Domain
A government, or utility company, is allowed to take private land under eminent domain as long as the project is for public use.
Once the government notifies you of its plans, you can fight to keep your property or negotiate a better price if you don’t feel the financial offer fair. At Lewis Babcock, we can help you with either strategy.
Balancing the Scales of Justice
The key issue in most South Carolina eminent domain cases is “just compensation.” Our goal is making it a fair fight. The government has experienced eminent domain lawyers on its side. They’ll hire appraisers and engineers well-versed in condemnation matters.
The Lewis Babcock team has spent decades making sure landowners have someone equally skilled battling alongside them. Firm co-founder Keith Babcock is widely regarded throughout South Carolina as a thought leader on the topic of eminent domain, and he’s often addressed local and national groups about the subject.
He, and the other eminent domain attorneys at Lewis Babcock, have a wide array of tools they can employ to protect property owners’ rights.
Helping you obtain just compensation means working to ensure that you receive the fair market value for your property based on:
The key issues in most South Carolina eminent domain cases is “just compensation.” Our key goal is making it a fair fight.
Compensation Beyond the Cost for the Land
In addition to the just compensation for the property, we’ll also work to make sure landowners receive everything else to which they’re entitled. This may include:
The most important thing for landowners to remember: Condemnation and eminent domain are complex areas of the law. If a government agent contacts you about acquiring your land for a public project, your next move should be to consult Lewis Babcock immediately.
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