just compensation

What is Just Compensation?

In growing areas, it is common for landowners to have their land taken by the government for a public project such as a highway, utility easement, school or some other government project for the “public good”.  Those individual landowners will more than likely have heard the term “just compensation”. The 5th Amendment of the United …

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What is an HOA Board?

A Homeowners’ Association (or HOA) is a corporation that governs planned residential developments, townhouses, or condos. According to the Community Association Institute, 24% of homes are under a Community Association with more than 63 million Americans living in these communities. Once someone purchases property in an area or building that is governed by an HOA, the …

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What is Eminent Domain?

According to Wikipedia: Eminent domain, land acquisition, compulsory purchase, resumption, resumption/compulsory acquisition, or expropriation is the power of a state, provincial, or national government to take private property for public use. The government uses eminent domain to acquire property for “public use”. What is the Purpose of Eminent Domain Eminent domain refers to the power …

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