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Jeffrey Lee, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ

Should property owners be compensated for eminent domain due to Hurricane Sandy in NJ?

Asked by Jeffrey Lee, Jersey City, NJ Thu May 2, 2013

Beach front properties shall be subject to condemnation to rebuild and protect the public at a cost to the owner(s), is this double jepordy?

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Hi Jeffrey.

No person in the US should be allowed to build in any place that is continually destroyed time and time again, and have the taxpayers (you and me) bail them out with insane insurance payments and 'loans'.

These places need to go back to nature where they belong. If a homeowner can secure and afford insurance for his/her dwelling, let them pay for this on their own.

No more bailouts.

Scott Miller
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 5, 2013
Double Jeopardy? No. Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction. My question is, is the state taking the property for themselves, or just cleaning it up for public safety? If they are taking the property and converting it to public use, then yes the owners should be compensated for eminent domain. If they are cleaning / removing damaged property for public safety, due to the negligence of the property owner, then no. The property owner is responsible for cleanup and repairs of their properties after a storm. That's what insurance is for. Of course this is just my opinion. If you are looking for the legality behind this, consult a licensed attorney.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 5, 2013
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