ARE YOU LOSING PROPERTY IN AN UPCOMING ROADWAY
WE CAN HELP YOU NOW!
WHY DO I NEED AN EXPERT?
Experts will get you the most money for your property being
taken and make sure that there are
no hidden problems caused by the take
Experts know and protect your rights
Experts know the details of the project affecting your
Experts will clarify the reason your property is being
taken, the extent of property
needed and the value of the remaining property
Experts have experience negotiating with the government
agency doing the taking and will get you the best deal
Experts will keep you informed on the progress of the
DOES THE GOVERNMENT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE MY PROPERTY?
Yes. This is a legal process called Eminent Domain or
Condemnation and the Federal and State Constitutions grant
the government the power to take private property for
roadway widening projects to handle increasing traffic
volume; redevelopment, storm water management; and utility,
drainage and temporary construction easements.
Government employees, as well as their expert
representatives (i.e., lawyers, appraisers, contractors,
engineers and supervisors) have the right to contact you via
letters, phone calls, as well as visiting your property in
person in an effort to acquire your property and they are
only interested in paying as little as possible to get it!
They will attempt to convince you to settle for a lower
price as a way of saving the taxpayers' money, playing on
your sense of patriotism, as well as intimidate you with the
power of government. Anything you say to these government
employees or representatives can and will be used against
you later if you choose to negotiate alone without our help.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Have you received notice from a governmental agency that
your property may be affected by an upcoming road widening
project? If so, you will next receive an appraisal on your
property from the government's appraisal office, which will
be followed up by an initial “good faith” offer by the
governmental agency to purchase the property taken from you.
Keep in mind that the “good faith” offer is not always
full compensation for your property. Full compensation
goes beyond just the value of the land or the buildings on
the land; it should take into consideration the possibility
of future potential. Full compensation also takes into
consideration how the remaining land will undoubtedly be
changed after the taking.
HOW CAN DMA Engineering HELP?
Hire experts now! Sooner is better than later:
What you say can hurt you; don't agree to anything
Pre-condemnation Planning to maximize your award
We will help you evaluate the government's offers just to
name a few.
We are experts in the eminent domain field, working closely
with real estate appraisers, land planners and attorneys to
get you full compensation for your property. Our
team will negotiate directly with the governmental agency.
We will get you the most money for your property.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST ME?
Our representation and assistance to you, as well as other
eminent domain experts working on your case, does not
cost you a dime. Pursuant to Florida law, the
government agency taking your property pays for your expert
witnesses and attorney during this process. After you are
fully compensated for your property, then your experts and
attorney and the government agency will begin negotiating
their payment for fees and costs directly. and a hearing is
held. This is totally separate from your case and you
usually do not have to attend or be involved; the Judge will
decide, after hearing from your experts and attorney, what
reasonable fee should be paid and once all fees are awarded
and paid, your case is closed.