There is however a legal framework whereby the government will compensate those directly affected if they have certain proprietary rights over the land. This compensation from the Government includes the value of the land, business and fees/expenses incurred, such as legal or moving fees.
Firstly, you will have received a notice from the acquiring authority advising you of the acquisition. This will also provide an offer of compensation.
The Government offer will more than likely be a lower offer than the true market value of the land or business. It is up to you to challenge the government and provide evidence of what the true value is.
Getting the right legal advice early can help you avoid a lot of the stress and help you understand the process.
PCL Lawyers can start the dialogue with the Government for you and commence negotiations on your behalf. Our compulsory acquisition lawyers will also engage the right professional valuers and other experts if needed to provide the necessary evidence to support your case.
To assist business and landowners with compulsory acquisitions, we prepare thorough evidence for the Government or Authority to demonstrate the true value and impact on the land/business.