Eminent Domain Lawyer: When Can the Government Seize Private Property?

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By all rights, the government can seize a private property under eminent domain. However, this doesn’t make you completely powerless as an ordinary citizen against the state exercising this right. According to USLegal, the whole concept of eminent domain has its own constitutional limits to protect the rights of a homeowner in Tampa or anywhere else in the United States. There are certain requirements that would need to be fulfilled that would only allow the government to seize your property. ...

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Eminent Domain Attorney: Taking a Tampa Condemnation Case to Court

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“Eminent domain “is defined as the inherent power of the government to take a property which it deems necessary for public purpose. However, this power is not absolute as it has to pay you, the owner, an amount based on the property’s fair market value before it can actually obtain the said property. In this article, you will learn some key aspects of an eminent domain case and how you can achieve just compensation.

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Firm of Land Use and Eminent Domain Attorneys Selected APA Annual Section Sponsor

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Tampa Bay, Florida (August 19, 2015) – The Florida Chapter of the America Planning Association (APA) welcomes Mark Bentley, P.A. land use and eminent domain attorneys as a Sun Coast Section Annual Sponsor.

The APA provides professional development, networking, and other opportunities for its members. The operations are divided into Sections. The association states that the Annual Sponsors are the highest level of support for their respective section’s activities. APA selects sponsors who will be able ...

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Tampa Land Use Lawyer Is Positive About the New Vision for Channelside

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Change is coming to downtown Tampa’s Channelside District, and locals were provided a glimpse of what they can expect from the area in the next few years. Once completed, the massive land development project is expected to significantly enhance the community’s entertainment and business scenes.

A New Channelside for Tampa

Developer and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled his vision for the ...

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Fighting for Your Landowner’s Rights Through an Eminent Domain Lawyer

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As a landowner, the decision to sell your property is an important one. Unfortunately, the choice of when, to whom, and by how much to sell your property is not always your choice. One possible reason behind this is the eminent domain law. Under this law, the city or state possesses the right to acquire private property for the sake of public use. Through this law, private lands and homes can be forcibly bought and demolished in order ...

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Tampa Eminent Domain Attorney Sheds Light on Payment for Right-of-Way Issue

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Property owners supposedly in the path of any public construction projects may be asked by the local government to make way for the development. The government can do this because of the eminent domain laws. In many cases, the proceedings provide compensation to the displaced resident. However, issues arise when the question of whether the compensation offered was adequate. An eminent domain attorney like Mark Bentley with Mark Bentley, P.A., can get down to the bottom of ...

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City of Tampa Proposes Consolidated Land Development Code

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The City of Tampa, in an effort to provide a more logical and understandable regulatory framework, has proposed its first Land Development Code. Section 163.3201, Florida Statutes, of the state of Florida’s “Community Planning Act” requires that a local government adopt land development regulations or consolidate regulations into a “land development code” in order to implement and enforce their comprehensive plans. The City’s land development regulations were located in numerous unrelated code sections and rules. This lack of integration made ...

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City of Tampa Proposes Multi-Modal Transportation Impact Fee

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The City of Tampa is proposing to replace its City-wide transportation impact fee created in 1986 that imposed six (6) districts, to a multi-modal fee whose funds are not restricted to transportation improvements. Unlike the transportation impact fee, these multi-modal funds could be used for bicycle, pedestrian and transit capital improvements in addition to non-local roadway capital improvements.

The City has decided at this point, that the new fee will remain the same as the current transportation impact fee, which has ...

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United States Supreme Court Rules In Fair Housing Act (FHA) Case That Disparate Impact On Housing Opportunities Is Prohibited: Developers Beware

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On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project Inc. (ICP), that lawsuits based on complaints that a law or policy has a disparate impact on housing opportunities resulting in discrimination of minorities, whether or not intentional, are lawful under the FHA, and may create liability for the offender.

In ICP, federal low income tax credits were distributed to the state of Texas, who in ...

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Solving a Right-of-Way Eviction Problem via Eminent Domain Attorneys

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Having a house and a livelihood are two good things nobody should do without. When the state government, however, has other plans for the land your house is built on, posing a threat to your long-term abode, things could get a bit messy. With the government waving eminent domain as its privilege, residents who are at risk of being evicted require ample legal representation to present their case. Evan Axelbank of FOX13 in Tampa Bay said as much ...

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