The Public Works Act 1981 facilitates the process of compulsory acquisition of property by the Crown and local authorities. Both the acquiring authority and the property owner obtain valuation advice to determine the compensation payable for the land take.
Public works often cannot be carried out without affecting private landowners. For this reason governments provide themselves with legislative powers to acquire land for public works. We can provide professional assistance in negotiating this rating valuation.
Settlement can be direct between owner and acquiring authority, but should the need arise our team has experience in negotiations including involvement with the Land Valuation Tribunal.