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Helping Property Owners Protect Against Inverse Condemnation

The East Bay Area is one of the most rapidly growing regions in California. For landowners, this influx of people to the area is both a blessing and a curse. In some cases, they may be able to sell property to developers and make a substantial profit in the process, while others may see their property acquired by the government in a process called inverse condemnation.

With inverse condemnation, city, county and state governments may determine that certain property is needed for some reason that the government considers valid. When this happens, the government takes the land from the landowner or damages the value of the land in some fashion, forcing that individual to take legal action to require fair compensation for the loss of the property.

Property owners in this situation need experienced legal guidance to protect their rights. At the Law Office of David C. Winton, our lawyers have helped many landowners who lost their property through inverse condemnation. We are not afraid to fight the government to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Actions May Be Considered Inverse Condemnation?

The government may engage in many behaviors that could potentially have a negative impact upon the value of a person’s property. First, it could make it impossible for an individual to reach his or her land. Certain access points could be restricted, making the property worthless, which the government may do to purchase the property at a discount.

Perhaps the biggest example of inverse condemnation involves the use of regulations to severely restrict what the landowner can do with the property. For example, if the landowner intends to develop the property with a business or housing, the government may implement rules that prohibit any sort of development in the region. The landowner then cannot carry out this goal and may need to challenge these rules to accomplish his or her objectives.

Know that if this happens to you, there are options available. Before you simply walk away from the matter and suffer significant financial losses, reach out to an experienced legal team to determine how you can fight back.

Our clients include property owners in Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael, the San Francisco Bay area, and the I-80 corridor, including Lake Tahoe.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you recently lost your property or feel that inverse condemnation may be imminent, we invite you to schedule your free consultation today with one of our attorneys by calling 415-985-2111 or by sending us an email to find a time that works for you.

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