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Texas' increasing population

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 11:10 AM

As the population of Texas continues to grow, demands for new infrastructure are on the rise. But what could meeting these demands mean for private landowners? What should Texans expect in the future? Do you know if your property is at risk? Cardinell Law is dedicated to making sure that your rights as a citizen & landowner are protected. Contact us today to find out how you can protect your property.

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Possible outcomes in a condemnation case.

Posted on May 19, 2018 at 3:05 PM

Of course, one of the first things a client asks is if there is a way to prevent the condemnor from taking their property. Unfortunately, in most cases, there is really only one possible outcome when your property is being condemned, the payment of “just compensation.” While there are instances where a condemnor makes the decision to not acquire property, those occurrences are extremely rare.

However, if it can be shown that the entity seeking to acquire your property does...

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Before the condemnation case begins.

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 3:40 PM

As I did in my previous entry, I would like to provide some insights on what you can expect to happen when you find out that property you own is going to be condemned.

To begin, once a project is started and your property is identified as one that will be impacted, you can expect to be contacted by an agent of the condemnor. It is the role of this agent that I would like to touch upon in this entry.

The job of the “right-of-way” agent is to attempt to negotiate with...

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Overview of the condemnation process in Texas.

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 4:10 PM

It has been my experience that most landowners do not have a clue as what the condemnation process in Texas requires. As such, below is a brief primer.

A condemnor must follow certain steps when seeking to condemn an interest in property. These steps are spelled out in the Texas Property Code.

The process begins with the condemnor determining that there exists a public need and purpose for the project they seek to undertake. Once that determination is made, the condemnor will h...

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Final route chosen for SH 68 project.

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 12:40 AM

"A proposed route by the Texas Department of Transportation to make the highway a reality will cause people to possibly lose their homes or property." This quote comes from an April 5, 2018 report from KRGV.com in regards to the new SH 68 construction project. The project, when constructed will be close to 22 miles in length and will impact more than 100 homes and businesses.

I am currently working with landowners impacted by the project. To best represent my clients in settlement ...

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