Eminent Domain

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Eminent Domain

The right of a government to force the sale of real estate by a private individual or corporation in certain cases. For example, if a municipality is building a road, it may exercise eminent domain to purchase the land along which the road is going to run. While the private owners are paid for these purchases, they may not refuse to sell. The term is most common in the United States. The concept is called compulsory purchase in the United Kingdom and compulsory acquisition in Australia.

eminent domain

The power of government to take land for the public good with the payment of just compensation.See condemnation.

Eminent Domain

The right of a government authority to take private property for public use and paying fair compensation to the owner.
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50) Either way, on this view, the Act should apply to condemnation actions that are initiated so as to work an end run around legal barriers to zoning religious property.
Missouri requires all real estate appraisers to follow USPAP, (224) and, because the appraisals are required to be made by licensed or certified real estate appraisers using "generally accepted" standards, condemnation actions should be no exception.
The court further reasoned that jurisdiction in a condemnation action was limited to determining whether the purpose for which the property was taken was a Congressionally authorized public use.
In this case, DOT had already instituted a formal condemnation action prior to defendants' answer.
In the years between 1949 and 1954, a condemnation action commenced; the owners were told by city officials not to improve their property; several blocks adjacent to their properties were condemned and leveled by the city; they lost their tenants; their buildings deteriorated and were vandalized and burglarized; they lost their insurance; and the city made them tear down the buildings at their own expense.
The case for private ownership of water systems was strengthened on Tuesday following the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council's 9-6 vote to override Mayor Teresa Isaac's veto of a resolution calling for an end to the condemnation action.
Additionally, the district court held that an annual payment could not form just compensation in a condemnation action, finding that "Wyoming law anticipates a valuation at a specific date, not an unknown valuation dependent on the life of a gas field or pipelines" Accordingly, the district court ordered Greencore to pay Barlow $45,054, an amount representing a payment of $50 per 16.
This will be the first time in my experience that I've initiated a condemnation action without it being an agenda item, without there being a staff analysis, without having a financial plan and without the public having an opportunity to weigh in," he told councilors.
Horton said he knows of no resident complaints and called the condemnation action ``a friendly process.
Operating income and net loss applicable to common shareholders for the September 2003 quarter improved from the year earlier period, primarily reflecting the one-time benefit from the 2003 settlement of a condemnation action in Colorado.
The District Court of Appeal of Florida noted that, because a condemnation action was an action in rem (against the property) rather than in personam (against the Tribe), the status of the property needed to be evaluated to see if it was protected by the Tribe's sovereignty.