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Goldstein Law Firm specializes in expropriation law.  We have extensive experience navigating the Expropriations Act in Ontario for property owners and business owners that are subject to an expropriation.  Expropriations law is a specialized practice area and it is important that you hire a specialist in expropriation law to protect your rights.

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Expropriation involves the public taking of land without the private owners consent. It is also referred to as eminent domain. It is an extreme exercise of government authority. As a property owner, you may first become aware of a pending expropriation when you receive a Notice of Application of Intention to Expropriate Land from your local municipality or transit authority. It is imperative to contact experienced legal counsel at this early stage to ensure your rights are preserved with respect to the expropriation.

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Land and business owners are entitled to various forms of compensation resulted from an expropriation of land.  Few lawyers have extensive knowledge of the Expropriation Act.  Contact our expropriation lawyer today for more information.

Expropriations can involve permanent purchases of fee simple interests in land (full taking or partial taking of land). In other words, the government will involuntarily purchase your property, and you, as property or business owner, are obliged to accept this decision. Recent changes in 2020 in Ontario to the Building Transit Faster Act, has expedited the expropriation process, allowing the government to bypass the ‘hearing of necessity’ process, which previously allowed property owners to challenge the reasonableness of the expropriation.

A business owner or property owner that is expropriated is entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Fair market value of their property;
  • Disturbance damages, or any losses that are a natural or reasonable consequence of the expropriation;
  • Business losses and relocation expenses;
  • Injurious affection damages;
  • The reimbursement or reasonable legal and professional fees.
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