Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Protection Act
The Bert Harris Act was created in 1995 to provide a new cause of action for the private landowners to seek relief from governmental actions that “inordinately burden” their property. That is, it provides relief for injuries to landowners that are serious but that do not quite rise to the level of a constitutional taking. The Bert Harris Act, along with its companion Florida Land Use and Dispute Resolution Act (FLUEDRA), encourages settlement and creates opportunities for the government, the landowner, and the public to work together. We are uniquely positioned to protect the rights of landowners using the Bert Harris Act, and to bring the parties together to negotiate win-win solutions whenever possible.