Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A.
contact Our Firm Today
Toll free – 877-801-4135

Miami – 305-461-9500

Orlando – 407-992-2251

What do I need to know about property condemnation?

Vacant, uninhabitable homes and real estate properties are a common sight throughout Miami-Dade. In many cases, deteriorating homes are condemned by the city or state and are reclaimed for public use. However, you may find your own property the subject of condemnation against your will. If you do not wish to sell your property to the government, it may turn into a real estate dispute.

Why would the city condemn your property and seize it from you? According to the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute, property condemnation is sometimes known as “eminent domain,” and may occur when your local government needs the area for a road expansion, railroad project or construction of public buildings. In rarer cases, if the city deems an area to have a serious housing shortage, it may seize your property to use for an apartment or condominium complex. When the government enacts eminent domain, you are entitled to the fair market value of the property as compensation.

You might also face condemnation if your property is deemed uninhabitable. This might occur as a result of neglect, but could also happen in a severe flood, sinkhole or other disaster.

You have the right to have your side considered in a hearing if you dispute the government’s attempts to take your property. A residential property dispute like this is often complicated, however. This information is not meant to be taken as legal advice, but is intended to give you a more in-depth knowledge on eminent domain laws.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The Florida Bar | 1950 American Bar Association DADE County Bar Association | 1916 Orange County Bar Association Coral Gables Bar Association American Immigration Lawyer Association

Contact Us Today. Call 877-801-4135 or complete this form to schedule a consultation with our legal experts.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Offices Conveniently Located in Miami And Orlando
Google+ Facebook

Miami Dadeland Office
7300 North Kendall Drive
Suite 680
Miami, FL 33156

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Midtown Miami Office
3401 North Miami Avenue
Suite 209
Miami, FL 33127

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Orlando Office
801 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 221
Orlando, FL 32803

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Email This Office