University of Technology Sydney

17132 Land Acquisition Statutory Valuation and Litigation

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This subject engages students in the statutory valuation processes that underpins the assessment of compensation in land acquisition matters, the rating and taxing of land from both a government and property owners perspective and the impact of developer charges and imposts. The subject further examines the acquisition process engaged by government through the compulsory process and those used by developers and their impact on development. It further equips students with the skills to negotiate outcomes in which options exist for resolution and settlement in expediting development decisions.

The subject is designed to assist in formulating policy and frameworks for reforming potential lengthy hold-outs in the acquisition process and for reviewing inefficient land and property taxes and replacing these with more efficient forms of tax revenues from property. It equips students with the ability to assess, prepare and defend statutory valuations used for land acquisition, rating and taxing purposes and statutory charges in the development process. The subject is designed to cover the preparation of instructions, statements of evidence and the presentation and delivery of expert evidence in rating and taxing matters and compulsory acquisition cases in the development of land and property.

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