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Compulsory Acquisition of Land

Facing Land Acquisition Concerns? PCL Lawyers Can Help.

Your land is a valuable asset, and when it’s under the threat of acquisition, you likely have several pressing questions. PCL Lawyers specialises in providing comprehensive legal support to individuals and businesses facing compulsory land acquisition by government agencies or departments.

What Can You Expect?

  • Acquisition Timing: Wondering when the acquisition will take place? We can guide you through the process and provide clarity on the timing involved.
  • Compensation Entitlement: Not sure what compensation you’re entitled to? Our experts can assess your situation and help you understand your rights.
  • Legal Representation: Unsure if you need a lawyer? We are here to offer professional legal guidance and support throughout the acquisition process.

How We Can Help You:

At PCL Lawyers, we are dedicated to “building the case” in support of your compensation claim. We recognise that the acquiring authority is generally responsible for covering your legal costs.

When the government exercises its power to compulsorily acquire land, it’s essential to know your rights and options. We specialise in securing compensation for landowners, not only for the loss of land but also for any resulting damage, known as “injurious affection.”

Our Services Include:

  • Advice on the applicable statutory compensation regime
  • Formulating negotiation strategies to be deployed prior to any formal acquisition
  • Negotiating with the acquiring authority on the provision of appropriate arrangements for temporary access to land
  • Retaining expert property and business valuers and other professionals
  • Conducting negotiations with the acquiring authority
  • Preparing compensation claims
  • Advising on the strength and weaknesses of the claims and the appropriateness of escalating disputes to a Tribunal or Court hearing
  • Appearing in VCAT proceedings connected with compulsory acquisition disputes

PCL Lawyers provide legal assistance to individuals and businesses whose land is being compulsorily acquired (or is proposed to be acquired) by a government agency or department.

Contact Us for a Consultation:

Your peace of mind is important to us. If you’re facing a compulsory land acquisition situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We offer obligation-free discussions to explore how we can assist you. Call us now on 1300 907 335 or complete the enquiry form on this page.

You may also like to visit our property website in relation to the Compulsory Acquisition of Land.

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