NCDOT says widening a section of Interstate 95 will improve safety and decrease traffic congestion. But how much will this project cost area landowners in terms of lost property and diminished property value? Interstate 95, which runs almost directly north-south from Miami to the Canadian border, is one of the oldest roads in the interstate […]
Find out the most recent updates to several of North Carolina’s soon to be or already under way, eminent domain cases in the Triangle area.
The NCDOT has finally decided where the completion of I-540 will take place. Find out where and when the route will be constructed to see if you will be affected. Our Raleigh lawyers have monitored this land condemnation and eminent domain scenario for the past few years and can provide legal assistance to ensure you receive fair value for your property.
In the past, we have blogged regarding the NC pipeline project. Since then, the plans have changed slightly but the natural gas pipelines are continuing to be built. Do the pipeline projects affect you and your residence? If you have been contacted by Dominion or Specra, learn how to protect your rights here!
Spectra and Dominion Energy companies are coming together to construct a natural gas pipeline that will cover the serving Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. As with any project of this scale, there is a lot of land that will be acquired for the project. Here at Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler & Thomas’s eminent domain division, we will continue to update you as we learn about the details of this project. Read here for yourself!
The term condemnation commonly refers to a situation where governmental entities file a civil action to take private property. Most of the time, a basic condemnation action means that the government or other entity enacts an action as the plaintiff to take over the land. This leaves you, the property owner, as the defendant. Learn what your rights are and how to protect what is yours.
If you own land, you have probably heard about the North Carolina trespassing laws which help protect your land. You may also be aware of the Landowner Protection Act, a law that became effective on October 1, 2011. The purpose of this legislation was to help further protect land and wildlife on these lands. Learn about how this may affect you!
UPDATE: As of 2/3/2016, the NC DOT has confirmed the “Orange Route” as the approved path to complete the I-540 project. Visit our resource: “THE ORANGE ROUTE IS APPROVED FOR WAKE COUNTY’S I-540 “SOUTHERN LOOP” for more information.
No matter how your property is being used today, as farmland, open space, or even residential use, North Carolina law requires it be valued for eminent domain purposes based upon its highest and best use.
Our firm is very familiar with the U.S. Highway 70 bypass. It will bypass Goldsboro starting near Highway 581 and connect back to Old Highway 70 near LaGrange.