Where the condemnation award is “substantially in excess of the amount of the condemnor’s proof,” the court, “in its discretion,” may award as additional compensation the actual and necessary costs, disbursements and expenses, including reasonable attorney, appraiser and engineer fees actually incurred. EDPL §701 and §702. An application for such fees can only be made at the end of the case. In settlement negotiations, the right to reimbursement is often an important issue for negotiation.

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