It has been widely reported in the media that the Regional Rail Link acquisition process is now proceeding.
As part of the compulsory acquisition process a large number of properties were acquired and the acquisition was published in the Government Gazette on 13 April 2011.
As of 13 April, the authority owns the property and is required to make an offer of compensation within 14 days.
If your property has been gazetted, you may have either already received a Notice of Acquisition or you will very soon. If you get one of these documents, it is important you seek legal advice, preferably from a firm with experience in compulsory acquisitions.
Under the Act, the acquiring authority is required to meet an interested person’s necessary legal, valuation and like expenses associated with the acquisition.
We represent a number of land owners, business owners and tenants affected by the Regional Rail Link and have already had some significant wins for these clients.
If your property or business is affected by the Regional Rail Link acquisitions, or if you are tenant affected by the acquisition, you ought contact us to discuss your rights.