Fort Bend County Landowner
Three years ago, a pipeline company claiming eminent domain installed a pipeline through my property. Perhaps 75% of the way through the process, I had to pay $5,000 for an appraisal, which was extremely hard to obtain because of secrecy. In summary, the pipeline's initial offer was 33% of the appraisal, their second offer was only verbal and 47% of the appraisal, their final offer was 14% of the appraisal. Yes, final offer was lower than any prior offer! After paying my attorney to negotiate, which was after many meetings, phone calls, a deposition, photographs, and letters, I ended up with 50% of the appraised value in my pocket, 6 months after the pipeline installation was complete.