Texas Condemnation Lawyers: Authority to Condemn Land
The short answer to the question of who can condemn land is that the US Government has a constitutional right under eminent domain to condemn land and convert it to public use, provided that it pays you fair compensation for your loss.
Technically, the federal government, the government of the state of Texas, any political subdivision of the state government (i.e. county, city or municipal), and any corporation with eminent domain authority — such as a utility company or oil and gas pipeline company — or a water improvement or water power control district created by law has the power to condemn your land.
Houston Lawyers Fighting for Fair Compensation for Condemned Land
For a free consultation, call us at (713) 655-9595 or e-mail us now.
At McDowell Wells, we never represent the government or the utility companies in condemnation matters. Our entire eminent domain practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of Texas landowners to fair compensation for the land and property seized for public use.
If you have received notification that the government or a utility intends to take your property for a road expansion or in order to construct new power lines or a new oil or natural gas pipeline, the immediate intervention of an experienced attorney is important in fighting for the maximum fair value for your condemned land.
To discuss your case with an established Texas eminent domain and condemnation lawyer, contact our offices in Houston today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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