University of Technology Sydney

17775 Land Acquisition Statutory Valuation and Litigation

6cp; On-campus block mode
Requisite(s): ((12535 Property Investment and Development Feasibility AND 17700 Planning and Environmental Law) OR 12535 Property Investment and Development Feasibility )
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

Introduction to Property and Planning 12142 and Valuation Application 15235



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.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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