Property was purchased in 60's by grandparents- no wetlands. Grandparents passed away and we are trying to sell the lot. The county built wetlands in 80's and have now encroached on 70% of the lot and no one will buy the land because they can't build on it. What do I do?
The term for what you're describing is "inverse condemnation."
You will need to establish all the necessary elements for a successful claim;
1. The plaintiff has a financial or monetary interest in the property,
2. The property was taken, or was damaged, by the government or its agent
3. The project for which the property was taken was planned, approved, or participated in by a government agency
4. The taking of the property, or damage to it, was substantially caused by the government’s activities .
You will have the statute of limitations issues as it was so long ago and you may be way too late.
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