Properties acquired under the North East Link Project by the North East Link Authority include a significant number of residential and commercial properties. Affected residents were notified in late November 2017 of the proposed North East Link Project Acquisitions. However, formal Notices of Intention to Acquire have not yet been provided. The Project must undergo a planning approval process which is estimated to take 1 to 2 years from November 2017 before acquisitions are formalised according to the North East Link Project Authority.

It is important that you obtain appropriate legal advice in all dealings with the Authority to ensure that your rights are protected and you obtain the best possible outcome. Tisher Liner FC Law have accredited specialists in business law, property law and commercial litigation and can assist you with the process and deal with the North East Link Authority to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Notices of Intention to Acquire will be served next which will start the formal acquisition process.  It is important to get professional advice from an expert early before these notices are provided to ensure that you can maximise your compensation prospects. If you have already received a Notice of Intention to Acquire or Notice of Acquisition and/or an offer of compensation, it is important to obtain legal and valuation advice to consider whether the offers are reasonable and whether further compensation should be sought.  Even if you have obtained an offer of compensation it is not too late to obtain legal advice.

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For advice and assistance, please contact Phillip Leaman who has extensive experience in land acquisition matters and has acted for many land and business owners. Phillip has extensive experience in negotiating excellent outcomes for clients in the East West Link, Melbourne Metro Rail Project, Skyrail- Caulfield to Dandenong Project and Level Crossing Removal Projects. Phillip has also been involved in many one off council and government acquisitions of land and property interests.