What is “adequate compensation”?

According to the Texas Constitution, when the government or another condemning entity wants to take your property through the power of eminent domain, it must offer adequate compensation. (Federal eminent domain proceedings are required to pay just compensation and...

Working toward ‘just compensation’

The government notifies you of its intent to take possession of your land to use for a government project. This is legal in some situations, using eminent domain laws.To do it, the government uses a legal procedure known as "condemnation." It has the ability to use...