We advise on all aspects of land valuation, compulsory acquisition of land (Public Works/Local Government), compensation and related matters.  Our clients range from private landowners to significant commercial entities.

We have experience in:

  • Establishment of requiring authorities under the Resource Management Act 1991
  • All aspects of the Public Works Act 1981, including strategies with regard to potential compensation claims
  • Compensation entitlements for loss of land, injurious affection, business loss and disturbance and other (including legal) costs and negotiating advance payment agreement and final settlement agreements
  • Notices of claim in the Land Valuation Tribunal
  • Public work and local government laws enabling compulsory acquisition of land (and interests in land less than ownership) and related processes, powers and rights
  • Instructing and liaising with counsel, registered valuers, chartered accountants, traffic consultants, developers and construction cost experts in relation to land compensation and economic loss claims
  • Analysis of financial,  accounting and other experts’ reports in relation to claims
  • Representation at Land Valuation Tribunal and Environment Court proceedings
  • Advising landowners on the vulnerability of their land to compulsory acquisition by the Crown and steps that can be taken to minimise that risk