The government has the right, under the doctrine of eminent domain to take your land for public use, but you also have rights. Under the Constitution, you are entitled to fair compensation for the value of your property.
Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., can protect the rights of property owners and tenants whose property or businesses are being condemned. Our law firm can help you negotiate or litigate, so that you can receive the highest value of your property or business. We serve clients throughout Northeast Georgia.
Our firm can assist in finding a competent appraiser that is experienced with eminent domain actions. An appraisal is important in helping you obtain from the government the value of your property.
Further, when a loss of business occurs as a result of an eminent domain action, the business owner is entitled to compensation for the loss of business value. Our firm has experience in retaining and working with business valuation appraisers to determine your damages due to your lost or diminished business. In Georgia, even tenants of business properties have a right to compensation for loss of business, and we have successfully negotiated payments by government agencies to compensate for the loss of business.
In the area of condemnation and eminent domain, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., litigators have achieved highly successful results for their clients regarding the condemnation of their land, zoning disputes and land use litigation. If your property or business is threatened by eminent domain, please contact us for assistance.