EnergyCo

Have you been contacted by EnergyCo seeking to purchase an electricity easement acquisition on your land?

David Newhouse of Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors has over 25 years of experience in land acquisition matters and has a speciality in providing strategic advice to maximise your compensation claim for transmission and other service easements under the Land Acquisitions (Just Terms Compensation) Act.

Has EnergyCo contacted you to acquire a REZ Transmission easements on your property in the:

  • Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone
  • New England Renewwable Energy Zone
  • South West Renewable Energy Zone
  • Hunter-Central Coast Renewable Energy Zone
  • Illawarra Renewable Energy Zone
The REZ transmission line easements can provide many complications to farmlands, businesses, homesteads and houses, devaluing your property. You are entitled to obtain legal and valuation advice, paid for by EnergyCo, to facilitate resolving a land acquisition easement claim with EnergyCo.
Not only can we maximise your claim for compensation, we have the knowledge and know-how to understand the future limitations that will be placed on your land and the impact the REZ transmission lines will have following an acquisition, as these easements will be recorded on your property title.
The challenge presently is that EnergyCo are looking to enter into as many options to purchase the easements and defer payment for many years, and normally unwilling to pay a future price for these options, not even applying a CPI adjustment (ie an option only at today’s negotiated price). The other options to purchase REZ transmission easements from EnergyCo is either by acquisition by agreement or via the compulsory acquisition process.
You should seek advice from a highly skilled land acquisition lawyer who will facilitate obtaining valuation reports to ensure that you receive the correct amount of compensation and understand the future implications of a transmission easement on your property.
David Newhouse, not only has 25 years of experience in land acquisition and property easements, but is a non-practicing valuer, former barrister for numerous Land Acquisition matters and holds a Masters in Environmental Law. He is considered one of Sydney’s leading compulsory acquisition lawyers. David regularly practices in the NSW Land and Environment Court and NSW Supreme Court in relation to land acquisition, easements and other property law matters and manages to resolve a high percentage of claims before they go to Court. Newhouse and Arnold Solicitors only acts for land and business owners and last year settled more than 60 claims across New South Wales. After leaving the bar, David Newhouse worked for the NSW Farmers Association and understands rural issues before opening his own firm which specialises in land acquisitions across Sydney and New South Wales.
Some of the recent projects involving rural properties and farmlands include the Singleton Bypass, Blackheath to Lithgow upgrade, M12 (Motorway), Pacific Highway Upgrade, Sydney Water and TransGrid easements across Kemps Creek.
Please contact David Newhouse on (02) 99221100 for a free consultation or send through your details on the attached form.

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