The Expropriations Act in Ontario allows for claimants to be reimbursed for any legal fees incurred through the expropriation process, as long as they have been awarded 85.0% or more of the compensation that was originally offered by the expropriating authorities. The Expropriations Act will cover reasonable legal, appraisal, and professional fees that are associated with the expropriation.
In our expropriation law practice, clients can retain our expert expropriation law counsel without paying any fees out-of-pocket. We also have a team of advisors, including business valuators, land use planners, and appraisers, that may necessarily be engaged through the expropriation process, whose reasonable fees will be covered by the expropriating authorities. Accordingly, if your property is in the midst of an expropriation, it is best to consult with a qualifying expropriations lawyer as the Expropriations Act protects clients against the payment of substantial out-of-pocket legal and professional fees.