Tag Archives: Relocation

A Condemnation Action is Looming — What are a Landlord’s Disclosure Obligations to Potential Lessees?

Before an eminent domain action is filed, public infrastructure projects involve years of planning, environmental approvals, design, and property negotiations.  During this time, property owners and real estate agents/brokers are often faced with deciding what to disclose about the potential condemnation to prospective tenants when attempting to lease out space.  It is a difficult position to … Continue Reading

Moratoriums Do Not Prohibit Billboard Relocations

Because billboards are typically near public transit, they are routinely impacted by public projects such as street widenings, highway and freeway expansions, and grade separation projects.  When impacted, billboard companies may make claims for (i) the value of the billboard itself (fixtures and equipment), (ii) loss of business goodwill, and (iii) relocation expenses.  Usually the first two … Continue Reading

Relocation Benefits and Eminent Domain: How do they Fit Together?

One issue that eminent domain attorneys face routinely involves helping businesses obtain the relocation benefits to which they are entitled under the law, while at the same time pursuing a claim for lost business goodwill.  To us, there is a clear difference between the two, as we are indoctrinated early in our careers into understanding that … Continue Reading

The Uniform Relocation Act Does Not Provide a Private Right of Action to Property Owners

On March 7th, a U.S. District Court sided with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on whether the Uniform Relocation Act (URA) provides private property owners with a private right of action: it does not.  The Pacific Shores Property Owners Association sued the FAA over improvements the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority is required to make to … Continue Reading

FHWA Resources

The FHWA recently published a series of useful short videos on its website.  For those of you working on transportation projects involving federal aid, check them out below: Right-of-Way Coordination and Certification Requirements.  Before an agency gets to construct its project, it needs to coordinate and certify the right-of-way.  This video provides an overview of the … Continue Reading

Top 10 Business Relocation Mistakes

It’s been a crazy couple weeks with the redevelopment saga continuing to play out in California.  But let’s shift gears and take a breather — at least for a moment — while hundreds of redevelopment agencies continue to hang on for dear life. I received a call today from a business owner who faced a potential … Continue Reading
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