Takings Law in Plain English

This book is an essential reference for any preservation library. Takings Law in Plain English provides a clear explanation of essential land-use law for planners and preservation advocates. It is a practical guide for communities concerned about fairness and balance for all citizens in addressing the takings issue (eminent domain). It includes a historical perspective, information about reasonable use of or return on property and in the rare event a taking occurs, how should damages be measured. The summary section explains the Fifth Amendment rules that have been established to strike a fair balance between public need and private economic interests. Author: Richard Roddewig, CRE.