House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 40A-52 to provide that if the property owner prevails in an action instituted under (a) of the statute and is awarded compensation for the lost use of the property, the court must award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to the property owner.
Bill H 787 (2013-2014)Summary date: May 1 2013 - View summary
Bill H 787 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 12 2013 - View summary
Allows a property owner to initiate an action under GS 40A-51 to seek compensation for the lost use of the property against any condemnor listed in GS 40A-3(b) or (c), when rural property used for a bona fide farm purpose may no longer be used for that purpose in an economically viable manner due to the application of environmental regulations or other state laws or local ordinances limiting land use in order to obtain a general environmental benefit to the region where the property is located.
Applies to causes of action filed on or after the date that the act becomes law.