Received a letter from the City, advising that my property has been identified as having insufficient right of way to accommodate street improvements and sidewalk construction. They provided an Easement Agreement for me to sign and return. I would not receive compensation for granting the easement. I would also lose a 75 year old tree, and almost half of my front yard. I would also be burdened with the responsibility of maintaining the newly installed sidewalk, and assume the liability risk associated with same. Must I grant this easement without receiving compensation from the City? If I do not grant the easement, will the City likely get it through the courts?
Residential property is real estate that has been developed or zoned to be used for living, such as single family houses, apartments or mobile home parks.
A condemned house is one that does not meet building codes, and is in such poor shape that nobody can legally live in it unless and until it is repaired.
by attorney Arthur Hazarabedian
Part 1 of a guide for property and business owners whose properties and/or businesses are being taken from them by the government through the power... more
by attorney Paul de Holczer