Discovering your property has been earmarked as the site of a new road or railway project can be alarming. It’s important to seek legal advice from a property and land resumption expert as soon as possible to ensure you understand your full compensation entitlements and legal rights.
Thousands of Australians are impacted by compulsory acquisition of their land (also known as ‘property resumption’ or ‘land resumption’) for government projects such as highway construction, widening of roads, power lines and railway lines.
We understand the emotional and financial impact land resumption can have on people. Our team of experienced Landholder Compensation Lawyers can help you understand exactly what you’re entitled to under land resumption laws and help you to negotiate the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
Do I have a Property Resumption Compensation Claim?
You may be able to make a property resumption compensation claim if you have a legal interest in the land being resumed (for example, if you are the owner of the land or a tenant of premises where a business is run).
What are my land resumption compensation entitlements?
In general, your compensation is assessed based on the market value of your property at the date you were notified.
Depending on your circumstances, there are a number of other things you may be able to claim compensation for:
What can I claim compensation for?
(e.g. for the construction of a tunnel)
(including valuation, stamp duty, borrowing costs, moving costs and legal costs)
There are strict time limits to claim property resumption compensation, so it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Shine Lawyers – your Property Resumption Claims Experts
Our team of Landholder Compensation Lawyers are experts in negotiating property resumption claims for landholders. We have a proven track record of helping landowners to achieve the best possible outcomes.
We are experienced with navigating the legal complexities of compulsory acquisitions and understand the connection you have to your property, beyond the bricks and mortar. Our team will be with you through each step of the process, to reduce the stress of negotiations and provide expert advice to help you receive the maximum compensation.
Coffs Harbour Bypass
If your property has been impacted by the Coffs Harbour Bypass development, we can help. Read about how we are helping landowners affected by the Coffs Harbour Bypass Property Resumption Compensation here.