Compulsory Acquisition of Your Property by the Government.
When a government or institution needs to acquire land or property for the purposes of building public works, they have a constitutional right to compulsory acquisition.
There are a number of factors which need to be met in order for the government to acquire your property compulsorily, but the main one is the acquisition needs to be on ‘just terms.’
Whether you own the land outright or have a mortgage over it, the government will make certain claims to show that it requires its acquisition to meet new infrastructure requirements. It’s possible to contest the acquisition, but you would need a strong case and supporting contrary evidence.
If you’d like to discuss a matter in relation to the compulsory acquisition of your property by the government, give us a call. Gorval Lynch have been trusted providers of advice on property law and will help you understand your options.