Partial Condemnation Law and Legal Definition

Partial condemnation is the taking of a part of a tract or lot of land under the power of eminent domain. It is condemnation of only part of the property or some property rights. It requires just Compensation. The condemning authority will also have to pay damages for the decrease in value to the remaining portion. For instance, if the partial taking resulted in the city gaining most of a store's parking lot, then the store itself will probably suffer a loss of revenues because customers cannot find parking. The property not taken will have decreased in value because of the partial taking.