Eminent Domain

Relinquishment Act of 1919

Relinquishment Act  In Texas, there is a little-known corner of the General Land Office that deals with a specific kind of property: “Relinquishment Act Land.” The Relinquishment Act of 1919 is an obscure piece of legislation that sparked a constitutional fight, lasting until 1928, over the powers of the Government. From his blog, John McFarland…

Understanding Condemnation

By Don R. White Condemnation sometimes referred to as eminent domain, is the taking of private property, for public use. When these types of actions are initiated, the issues of value/adequate compensation, and whether the land being taken is intended for public use become key. Understanding how condemnation proceedings work is important for landowners, because…

What to Ask a Real Estate Lawyer

Real estate lawyers are invaluable assets to have on your side to provide sound guidance and counsel for a myriad of issues pertaining to property law. Generally speaking, however, low-key real estate transactions do not necessarily call for an attorney’s expertise. People oftentimes reach out to their real estate broker or agent when questions about…