Legal Practice Director
With a large number of projects already underway in Brisbane and more expected, some property owners may soon be receiving a Notice of Intention that all or part of their property is being resumed. Property resumption occurs when a government agency such as a city or local council, the state government or the federal government resumes control of your property to use for another purpose.
A project which is likely to impact a number of Brisbane residents in the near future is the widening of Wynnum and Lytton Road to include five lanes instead of four. The project is likely to see properties partly resumed, as well as a number of large properties resumed entirely. It is estimated that half of the $60 million budget will go towards resumptions alone.
If your property is affected by this project and you receive a Notice of Intention to Resume, it is important that you obtain immediate advice on the consequences that the resumption will have on your property. Engaging with a resumption lawyer and a property valuer will aid you in determining the appropriate level of compensation to which you are entitled.
The majority of claims settle without the need for court proceedings, although it is important start the process early as there are time limits which apply. You are entitled to fair compensation from the government agency and in most cases you are entitled to your legal costs and the costs of a property valuer.
How we can help
Obtaining expert advice as to the best way to handle your claim to ensure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve. Streten Masons Lawyers have extensive experience in acting for property owners where properties are been resumed.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist you today.