Who Can Condemn My Land?
Call Our Houston Condemnation Attorneys to Learn More
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. Fair compensation is typically defined as the property's
fair market value. Our team at McDowell Wells, LLP can conduct independent
research to help you determine what is considered "fair."
Entities with the authority to condemn land include:
- Federal government
- The government of the state of Texas
- Any political subdivision of the state government (i.e. county, city or
- 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)
If you have been contacted by any of the above entities, it is important
that you contact our Houston land condemnation lawyers to learn more about
your rights to fair compensation and what you should do next.
free consultation, call us at (713) 496-0504 or e-mail us now.
Advocating on Behalf of Landowners
At McDowell Wells, LLP, 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 Houston eminent domain 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 team
for a FREE initial consultation.