Inverse Condemnation Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Inverse Condemnation.

Inverse Condemnation (noun)

Inverse Condemnation refers to a legal action brought by a property owner against the government when government regulations or actions severely limit the use of the property to the extent that it equates to a 'taking' without direct expropriation or formal condemnation proceedings. In such circumstances, the property owner seeks compensation for the loss in property value due to these regulations or actions.