ERIC Number: ED284634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Understanding the Condemnation Process in Texas. Teachers Instructional Packet, TIP No. 8, Fall 1985.
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Real Estate Research Center.
Part of a series of classroom aids designed for real estate instructors, this instructional packet was developed to help real estate students understand where the power to condemn property comes from, which entities have this power, what the condemnation procedure is in Texas, and how property rights are best protected. First, information about the condemnation process is presented. Introductory material explains what condemnation is; the relationship between the concepts of eminent domain and condemnation; and the right of the federal and state governments to exercise the power of eminent domain. Section I describes legal restraints on condemnation, focusing on provisions related to public use, public necessity, just or adequate compensation, and due process. Section II explains the landowner's alternatives when confronted with condemnation, covering monetary considerations, procedural options, provisions of easement agreements, and other alternatives that landowners may find useful when negotiating an easement. Following this section are three handouts which list steps in the condemnation process, provide a glossary of terms, and explain the jurisdiction of Texas courts in eminent domain cases. Finally, a series of 19 overhead masters keyed to the text and an evaluation form for the instructional packet are provided.
Descriptors: Business Education, Court Litigation, Federal Aid, Instructional Materials, Postsecondary Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Occupations, State Action, State Government, State Legislation, Teaching Guides
Texas Real Estate Research Center, Texas A & M University, Blocker Bldg., College Station, TX 77843 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Real Estate Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Texas