Real Estate Litigation in North Carolina

by de Ondarza Simmons, PLLC

Real property disputes happen frequently.  But to fight them effectively requires understanding the ins and outs of North Carolina real property law.  It also requires employing the proper North Carolina litigation procedures and rules.  Finally, it means being ready to go to trial.

Eminent Domain (Land Condemnation)

The government or a utility company may be taking your land for a road or an electrical or natural gas line.  In these cases, the one taking the property could be the government, like the NC DOT, a city, county or a school board.  Or it could be a utility, like the light company, or the gas company.  Whoever it is, North Carolina has special laws for eminent domain (or “land condemnation”) cases.  So, what constitutes “just compensation” depends on who is taking your land and a whole series of other questions.  Ms. de Ondarza Simmons handles eminent domain cases in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina, has represents both commercial and residential property owners against the North Carolina DOT and North Carolina municipalities.  As a service to our existing and potential clients, we routinely publish about North Carolina condemnation statutes, cases, and rules that we find helpful and important in representing our clients in eminent domain in NC.  To read it, you should click here.

Adverse Possession & Prescriptive Easements

You may face an adverse possession fight over whether one person or company owns part of the land of another because of “possessing” it for a certain time.   (“But the fence has been there for years!”)  Or, just as bad, the fight could be over a “prescriptive easement”, an easement over the land of another that can be created through one person’s use for a certain time.  To read our specific blog about adverse possession in NC, you should click here.

Boundary Disputes

You may have a boundary dispute with a residential or commercial neighbor.

Request an Appointment for a Legal Strategy Session

You may have a case for which you need legal advice right now. If so, you should make an appointment for a Legal Strategy Session. To learn about our Legal Strategy Sessions and how to make an appointment with Ms. de Ondarza Simmons to personally meet with you to discuss your case, you should click here.

North Carolina Real Estate Litigation Blog

As a service to our existing and potential clients, we publish a North Carolina Real Estate Litigation Blog.  From time to time, we post about cases, statutes, and rules that we think are important and that help us represent our clients in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina.  To read that blog, you should click here.

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