INVERSE CONDEMNATION. Inverse condemnation is a legal concept that entitles property owners to just compensation if their property is damaged by a public use. This liability rule applies to all government agencies, as well as utilities.
Also to know is, is inverse condemnation a tort?
Tort, not inverse condemnation, is the means to recovery when property is damaged because the government did something that caused the loss.
Secondly, what is the difference between condemnation and eminent domain?
“Eminent Domain” refers to the inherent right of the government to take private property for a public use. “Condemnation” is the legal process and procedure used by public or private entities with the power of eminent domain for the taking of a landowner's land.
What is the opposite of eminent domain?
Inverse Condemnation Eminent domain is initiated by the government. By contrast, inverse condemnation is initiated by the property owner when the government exacts a taking without following the eminent domain procedures.
What does inverse condemnation mean?
Inverse condemnation is a term used in the law to describe a situation in which the government takes private property but fails to pay the compensation required by the 5th Amendment of the Constitution, so the property's owner has to sue to obtain the required just compensation.