An Overview of Eminent Domain & Condemnation In South Carolina -
Table of Contents
PART 1 OF 6
What is Condemnation?
Who can take my property?
Can the Condemnor take my property for any reason?
Who decides whether the condemnation of my property is for a public or private use?
How will I know whether the Condemnor really wants to take my property?
What can the Condemnor take?
PART 2 OF 6
The Right to Condemn
Does the Condemnor have the right to take my property?
Should I be doing anything before my property is condemned?
If you consult an Attorney, consider asking these questions:
PART 3 OF 6
What happens, and when, during a condemnation action?
Who serves on the Trial Jury?
Who serves on the Appraisal Panel?
What is a drawdown?
How do I know that my interests are protected and my concerns are being addressed?
PART 4 OF 6
Transfer of Possession
When will I be required to give up my property?
Appraising the Property
How will my property be appraised?
PART 5 OF 6
If I don’t agree with the Condemnor’ offer, who decides how much money I get?
What am I entitled to be paid for?
Other Moving Items
PART 6 OF 6
Attorneys’ Fees & Costs
If I consult an attorney, what will it cost me?
Taxes and Tax Consequences
Do I pay taxes on the amount I receive as just compensation?
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