You receive a condemnation notice from a government agency, or a relocation agent contacts you with interest in your property. An appraisal or assessment of your property is scheduled, or you receive an offer. Now what do you do?
If you receive a letter from a government agency advising you that they need your property for a public project, it means that the agency plans to construct a public project on your property and is going to offer to purchase it. It is known as condemnation, but it does not mean that your property is unsafe or of poor quality. The government has the right, under eminent domain, to assume the ownership of property where and when it deems necessary for public use.