Land Compensation Lawyers
Protect Your Rights as a Land Owner
Having your home or land acquired or otherwise affected by the Public Works Act can be confusing and stressful. With decades of experience in this area, we at Rainey Collins Wright can help you receive the fullest compensation you are entitled to including compensation for the full value of the land, disturbance, damage, business loss, relocation, and legal fees.
For a free, no obligation consultation, please fill out the form to the right or give us a call on 09 379 5828 today and an experienced Land Compensation solicitor will be in touch
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Rainey Collins Wright Lawyers Auckland is a small, accessible, long established Auckland central law firm with friendly, experienced and capable lawyers. We have specialist legal skills in public works, land, charity, and trust law.
We offer an approachable, friendly and personal service. We have a thorough understanding of the law applying to our various fields of expertise. We will listen carefully to your requirements. We look forward to working with you to solve your legal issues and achieve the best possible results.
Why Choose Us
Why Choose Us
About the Public Works Act
The Public Works Act 1981 is a statute that gives power to Government Agencies, Local Authorities and Network Utilities to acquire land for public works. Public works include transport, road or rail, parks, schools and other important infrastructure projects.
As soon as you become aware that your property might be affected by a public work it is vital to seek legal advice. Due process should be followed by the acquiring authority; your rights to public works land compensation must be protected. Rainey Collins Wright has many years of expertise and experience in this area.
Warwick Wright as Principal of the firm has extensive experience in providing advice and guiding clients through this difficult process from start to finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Section 60(1) of the Public Works Act provides that affected landowners are entitled to monetary compensation to ensure they are left in the same position as before the acquisition. Full compensation is available for the full value of the land, disturbance, damage, business loss and relocation.
Reasonable legal fees are recoverable from the acquiring authority under the Public Works Act acquisition process. Your legal fees will be invoiced for payment by you on a monthly basis.
Ideally you should seek legal advice as soon as you become aware your property might be affected to ensure that due process is followed by the acquiring authority. However, you can seek legal advice at any part of the process.
About Warwick Wright, Principal
Warwick Wright, owner and director of Rainey Collins Wright, has over 30 years of experience in complex property issues, public works compensation claims, charity and business law.
Warwick knows that receiving a Public Works notice from a Government Agency, Local Authority or Network Utility can be an unsettling experience and he is more than happy to help guide you through this process.