COMPULSORY LAND ACQUISITION IN NSW

If your home or property from which you conduct your business is being acquired due to the construction of tunnel, rail, motorway or any other infrastructure, Hones Lawyers is able to assist with ensuring you’re adequately compensated, and your rights are protected throughout the entire process.

Our firm has successfully settled a number of land acquisition matters prior to litigation, and we pride ourselves on a high success rate in achieving the best and fairest results for our clients.

What to expect if your land is being acquired:

  1. The acquiring authority will notify you of its intention but first will try to reach an agreement through negotiation.
  2. If an agreement cannot be reached, you will receive a proposed acquisition notice.
    This notice provides specific details on dates and means that you are unable to sell the property.
  3. After the notice is received, the government body typically has 90 days to proceed with its acquisition proposal.

During this process, you will be offered compensation for your property (which is payable under the Just Terms Compensation Act 1991). Hones Lawyers is able to assist with developing counterclaims as well as claiming the expense of legal and valuation fees throughout this process.

How is compensation calculated?

There are a number of factors such as the market value of the land, town planning issues, the time in which the property has been occupied, relocation costs as well as other points specific to the situation.

Contact Hones Lawyers today to see how we can assist with your land acquisition matter.

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