2014 Georgia Code
§ 22-1-12 - Reimbursement to property owner of reasonable costs and expenses associated with condemnation proceedings

GA Code § 22-1-12 (2014) What's This?

In all actions where a condemning authority exercises the power of eminent domain, the court having jurisdiction of a proceeding instituted by a condemnor to acquire real property by condemnation shall award the owner of any right or title to or interest in such real property such sum as will in the opinion of the court reimburse such owner for his or her reasonable costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney, appraisal, and engineering fees, actually incurred because of the condemnation proceedings, if:

(1) The final judgment is that the condemning authority cannot acquire the real property by condemnation; or

(2) The proceeding is abandoned by the condemning authority.

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