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The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia

The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia

6th edition

By Alan A Hyam


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A standard reference for lawyers involved in valuation cases, the book is widely cited by courts and tribunals throughout Australia, particularly the High Court, the NSW Court of Appeal and Land and Environment Court, and Queensland's Land Court and Land Appeal Court.

Since the publication of the fifth edition the legal and valuation principles of the valuation of land in Australia have been expanded, amplified and explained in many decisions and amendments which have been included in the sixth edition. The sixth edition includes summaries and extracts from cases and statutes current to 30 June 2019. Many topics have been expanded whilst new topics have been added.

The new edition provides an understanding of the subject by lawyers who practice in this area of the law, and valuers and other professionals who are engaged in the property industry. It is of particular relevance to valuers and other professionals who give valuation evidence before the courts and tribunals.



PART I: Value
1. Land Defined
2. Value Defined

PART II: Valuation
3. General Principles of Valuation
4. Methods of Valuation

PART III: Valuation of Specific Types of Property
5. Rural Lands
6. Goodwill and Business Disturbance
7. En Globo Lands
8. Mines and Mineral Bearing Lands
9. Licensed Premises
10. Valuation of Strata
11. Heritage Factors

PART IV: Compensation on Compulsory Acquisition
12. General Principles
13. Value to the Owner and Special Value
14. Reinstatement
15. Disturbance
16. Severance, Enhancement and Injurious Affection
17. Pointe Gourde Principle
18. Other Principles of Compensation

PART V: Valuers and Valuation Appeals
19. The Valuer
20. Valuation Appeals Procedure


Cases citing The Law Affecting the Valuation of Land 5th edition

This supplement lists the cases citing The Law Affecting the Valuation of Land, 5th edition.


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Published 30 March 2020
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781760022334
Australian RRP $180.00
International Price $165.00
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