Compulsory Acquisition Compensation Lawyers

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In New South Wales, government and semi-government authorities have the power to compulsorily acquire your property or leasehold interest in a property. The acquisition could be for the construction of a motorway, a tunnel, or any other type of major infrastructure such as the metro lines. 

If you find yourself in this situation, contact Lionheart Lawyers. We will ensure that you receive maximum compensation and that your rights are protected.

Your first consultation with us will be free and we will provide you with advice as to the next steps and likely course of your negotiation with the relevant authority or proceedings if required. In our experience, most (if not all) of your legal costs are covered by the acquiring authority.

Legal Advice for Compulsory Acquisition Matters

The looming compulsory acquisition of your property is always a stressful and complicated process but there is no need to handle it on your own. We are here to help.

Under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991, you will be entitled to compensation for the acquisition of your property or leasehold interest. Lionheart Lawyers can advise you of your rights and all the legalities surrounding this. 

We will explain how a compulsory acquisition works and the process involved. First you will receive a notification of intention from the acquiring authority. Their main aim will be to try and reach an agreement with you as quickly as possible.

At this point, you should contact us so that we can advise you of your rights and entitlements and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible. Reaching out to receive legal advice at this stage is crucial to ensure you are fairly and justly compensated for the compulsory acquisition of your land or lease interests.

Claiming Compensation Due to Compulsory Acquisition

If you have received a compulsory acquisition notice from a government or semi-government body, it is your right to claim compensation. There are a number of factors that will determine how the compensation is calculated.

Factors may include the market value of the land your property sits on, your relocation costs and any relevant town planning issues.

Our extensively experienced compulsory acquisition compensation lawyers will work with you to ensure that the compensation offered to you is fair. We can also help you with further negotiations and claims.

It is possible to come to a fair and just settlement before going to Court. However, in the event that this is not possible, we will be there to prepare your case and represent your interests during the Court hearing.

Rest assured that when you work with one of our compulsory acquisition compensation lawyers, we will have your best interests at heart. We are here to ensure that you receive the maximum level of compensation for your property or lease interest including all the expenses that you may have incurred during the process.

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