Our experienced land acquisition lawyers will work with you to achieve the best possible compensation outcome.

With the rollout of the Sydney Metro West Project, residents and business owners in Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and the Bays precinct have been notified that their properties will be acquired by the NSW government.

If you have received a notice of compulsory acquisition of your home or business and you would like to discuss your legal rights and options, our team of experienced lawyers can provide you with specialist legal advice.

We can work with you during the whole acquisition process and provide advice on how to achieve the best compensation result under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991.

Our experts can help.

We have helped individual homeowners, as well as small and large businesses affected by compulsory land acquisition to get the compensation they deserve, through negotiation and legal appeals by contesting government valuations.

Our experienced compulsory acquisition lawyers will help you by:


Providing guidance on the implementation of the necessary statutory framework and process based on your circumstances and jurisdiction


Working with land, property and business owners and negotiating with valuers towards achieving maximum compensation


Taking part in negotiations on your behalf


Representing you at tribunals or hearings, if required

Our specialist land acquisition lawyers have successfully settled a number of forced acquisition matters in NSW prior to litigation, and we pride ourselves on a high success rate in achieving the best and fairest results for our clients.

If you’re affected by the government acquisition of land for your business or would like some advice regarding compensation for the acquisition of land for your home, we can help. Contact us today to book an initial consultation.

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    Why Land Acquisition Lawyers

    We're a boutique law firm specialising in property, land and environmental law and all our solicitors are experts in the field.
    We provide upfront costs agreements so there are no hidden surprises though out the course of the matter.
    We have a 95% success rate and continue to uphold this figure as we are fully transparent with our clients and the likelihood of their success of the case.

    Compulsory Land Acquisition FAQs

    Can the government acquire my land in NSW?

    In NSW, the commonwealth and state governments (including state-owned enterprises) have the authority to acquire privately held property for public use. They have the ability to acquire all or part of your property.

    What is the name of the law for compulsory acquisition in NSW?

    The Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act 1989 and the NSW Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (Just Terms Act) both function in a similar manner.

    Each Act sets a procedure for informing and negotiating with landowners who are impacted by the compulsory land acquisition.

    Can you fight compulsory acquisition?

    It is possible to challenge compulsory acquisition in court if you have adequate evidence. Land Acquisition Lawyers can assist you in making sure you get fair compensation and that your rights are safeguarded throughout the process.

    Am I entitled to any help with legal fees during a compulsory acqusistion?

    The government will pay your legal fees associated with the compulsory acquisition process, including any costs of proceedings in the Land and Environment Court. For more information on this, contact our experienced lawyers.

    Have you had success in compulsory acquisition matters historically?

    Our lawyers have been successful in negotiating many compulsory acquisition matters before they went to litigation, achieving the best outcomes for our clients at the Land & Environment Court. We pride ourselves on a 95% success rate.

    How is compensation calculated?

    The factors to be taken into account when assessing a property’s value include the market value of the land, town planning issues, the time period in which the property has been occupied and relocation costs.