Real Estate Disputes in Kentucky and Ohio

Gatlin Voelker, PLLC are real estate dispute lawyers who handle a range of real estate disputes, from boundary line disputes, easements, eminent domain issues, and real estate contracts. Whatever your needs, our firm will take the time to give you the personal attention you need and deserve. Whether you are buying or selling property, are facing a dispute about your boundary lines, or are facing an eminent domain concern, Gatlin Voelker, PLLC are real estate dispute lawyers who use the law to fight for your rights.

What You Need to Know About Boundary Line Disputes

Boundary line disputes can be incredibly emotionally charged because it can involve conflict with a neighbor and can also affect the value of your property. It is important to take a boundary line dispute seriously. In some cases, deeds don't properly describe the property properly. In some cases, new owners may claim that a neighbor is encroaching on their property. In other instances, property line disputes become an issue if an owner wants to build a fence or if one person wants to sell his or her land or home. When you encounter a property line dispute, it is important to seek the qualified help of a real estate dispute lawyer. Gatlin Voelker, PLLC are attorneys who can help you understand your rights, review the facts of your case, and help you find a fair resolution that protects your interests.

Homeowners or property owners may not understand the laws involved in property disputes. For example, if a person has occupied a piece of property for a long enough period, he or she may be able to claim ownership of it. In other instances, you may need to have your land surveyed and the land in question appraised. Your lawyer can also research your title's history to determine whether prior owners granted parts of the land as part of an easement. If the land is particularly valuable, you may have to make a demand regarding the property, which may involve going to court. There are many factors at play in a boundary line dispute, so it is wise to seek the counsel of a skilled real estate dispute lawyer. Gatlin Voelker, PLLC understands that boundary line disputes can be frustrating. However, it helps to have an attorney on your side fighting for your rights.

Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is a legal process by which the government can acquire private property for public uses. In the past, eminent domain was primarily used to take private property for the building of roads, highways, bridges, and services crucial to the community. Yet, a United States Supreme Court decision in 2005, opened eminent domain. Now, private companies can use the process to remove individuals from their homes and properties if the government determines that a development project could serve the wider community. However, in recent years, eminent domain has faced criticism because it is increasingly being used by private companies to seize property it needs to create developments, access natural resources like oil, and complete private projects it claims to be in the public good.

Many families who face losing their property under eminent domain may not receive the money they believe they deserve for their properties. Companies may use eminent domain to get a discount on a given property by having a city or municipality condemn a property, area, or district. While companies are required to pay a "fair market value" for properties seized under eminent domain, that price may be lower than the property is valued, especially if lower prices are triggered when an area is condemned.

If you are facing an issue stemming from eminent domain, consider speaking to the real estate dispute lawyers at Gatlin Voelker, PLLC. Our firm can review the circumstances of your case and fight to help you find the best possible resolution under the law. When your home, your property, and your equity is on the line, you need Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, real estate dispute lawyers on your side.

Facing a Real Estate Dispute ? Call Gatlin Voelker, PLLC

For many families, your home and properties are an investment in your future. If you are facing a real estate dispute issue, you need qualified lawyers fighting for your rights. Contact Gatlin Voelker, PLLC today to learn more about your rights under the law.