Eminent Domain Reform in 2017

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Eminent domain and the condemnation process is not a willing buyer and willing seller transaction.

It is necessary to make further improvements to the laws that govern the use of eminent domain so that Texas landowners can have more assurance that this process is fair and respectful of their private property rights when they are forced to sell their land. These improvements should include:


Reimbursement of Landowner Costs and Expenses

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Property Rights Protections in Bona Fide Offer

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Valuation of Easements

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Bond Requirement

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Royalty Payments

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Possession and Use Agreements/Property Taxes

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Appraisals

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