Ryan & Ryan lawyers have helped many of our clients obtain relocation payments and moving costs. Before January 1, 2007, such payments were required only for projects that were federally funded, although some public bodies voluntarily paid at least partial costs.
For cases filed after January 1, 2007, the Illinois Eminent Domain Act requires that every public body pay relocation and moving costs. This includes the costs of disconnecting all equipment and personal property, packing such material, transporting it to the new location, and if necessary, remodeling the new location to install the equipment and personal property.
In 2005, Ryan & Ryan negotiated a relocation payment for one of our clients of $11,286,035.