Florida Eminent Domain

1. What is eminent domain?

Eminent domain, also known as condemnation, is the power of local, state or

federal government agencies to take private property for a public purpose.

2. Can I stop the government from taking my property?

Unfortunately, only in limited situations. Such challenges usually only result in a

delay, rather than outright prevention of the government's right to take your property.

3. Can I challenge the price the government offers to pay for my property?

Yes. Under the Florida Constitution you are to entitled to full compensation for any

taking. Therefore, you are entitled to challenge the government if you feel their

offer for your property is too low.

4. Will I be responsible for attorneys' fees and costs?

Under Florida Law, the government is required to pay your reasonable attorneys

fees in most circumstances. With the Bailey Law Firm, PLLC, we do not

charge owners for any of our fees or costs so long as the owner does not prevent

us from demanding our reasonable fees and costs from the government.

5. Could I be responsible for the government's attorneys’ fees and costs?

No. Property owners are generally not liable for the government's attorneys fees

and costs in eminent domain.

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