Condemnation occurs when a governmental entity decides that it needs the property that you own for a public purpose. The issues relating to condemnation or eminent domain can be complexed.
Our job at Sawko & Burroughs, P.C. is to protect your rights and to get you what your property is worth. Condemnations typically begin when the condemning authority notifies by letter that your property is going to be taken for a governmental purpose. Once you get notified, you should hire an attorney that can navigate you through the process. It is important to understand that the condemning authority mud pay you for the taking.
At Sawko & Burroughs, we have a long history of involvement in the condemnation process.We routinely represent property owners and have been appointed to act as a Condemnation Commissioners. It is critical to hire an attorney that knows the condemnation process to get the highest value for your property. Property takings are not voluntary, you did not ask to have your property taken and as such you should get the highest value for the property that as been taken. We combine our knowledge with experts in valuation to creatively come up with a value. WE can handle your matter on an hourly basis or on a contingency. Both fee arrangements will be described to you and you will be able to chose which payment option best fits your objectives.