Land Use Compensation Lawyer
Experienced Houston Public Land Use Compensation Attorneys - (713) 496-0504
In general, the fair compensation value for land seized through
eminent domain is based on its best and highest use. The current land use, as well as
any reasonably foreseeable uses in the future can be factored into the
valuation, but the fair value of land is not necessarily determined by
the potential use of the land. For example, if the government wants to
seize part of your property to turn it into public land, you cannot expect
compensation for the potential value as if you had sold it to a real estate
developer if no such offers exist.
Why Choose Our Land Use Compensation Attorneys?
- Defending landowners’ rights for 30+ years
Partner John T. McDowell:
- Selected for the Thompson Reuters® Texas Super Lawyers® list in
2007-2011, 2014-2015, and 2017-2018.
- AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Selected for the National Trial Lawyers' list of Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's lawyers
Our Houston litigation firm proudly represents property owners throughout
the state of Texas. We are ready to help you understand your legal rights
and options in a free case review.
Questions about land use and fair compensation? Get answers by calling
McDowell Wells, LLP at (713) 496-0504 today for a
Knowledgeable Advice from McDowell Wells, LLP
Rural land prices in Texas have risen dramatically. A property that was
worth six or seven hundred dollars an acre five years ago may now be worth
three thousand dollars an acre. This is why appraisal is so crucial, so
that the true market value of your land is reflected in the fair and just
compensation you are entitled to in an eminent domain proceeding. This
is one reason why having the advice of an experienced Houston land use
and eminent domain attorney at McDowell Wells, LLP can be so valuable.
Our team can counsel you on various land valuation matters, including:
- Fair valuation
- Potential damages
- Land regulations
- Ethical concerns
We can help you determine the fair amount you deserve for your land, and
will fight to get you just compensation in condemnation proceedings. In
fact, it is sometimes possible to get more than market value for your
property, based upon our ability to negotiate with the government and
to make the special commissioners understand your position.