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What Happens When Land is Resumed by a Government Entity?

Find out more about your legal rights when it comes to land resumptions.

Well, property and land resumptions are not quite like the way The Castle (1997) film depicts them.

If part, or all of your property, is likely to be subject to a land resumption, then you are entitled to claim compensation based on the Acquisition of Land Act under Property Law. A resumption of land is where a government entity takes part or all of your land, for an approved purpose.

There are many aspects to the legal claim which are important for you to understand; including that you can claim fair and reasonable compensation for a land resumption. On top of compensation, the Acquisition of Land Act provides that you are entitled to be reimbursed many of your costs including legal costs, land valuation costs and costs involving other experts (such as the cost of hiring specialist conveyancing property lawyers) who may assist in formulating your claim.

Our Sunshine Coast conveyancing solicitors in Nambour have undertaken many claims for compensation as a result of resumptions for our clients over the years.

If that is something that is happening to you, or might happen to you in the near future, please feel free to give our Butler McDermott law firm's Sunshine Coast Solicitor Peter Boyce a call. He has much experience with reumption cases and can set you on the right path.

Our Nambour property conveyancing solicitors also advise our resumptions Sunshine Coast clients whether they have any real basis to object to the taking of their property.

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