Tunnel Acquisition Information Paper - Part 2

August, 2020

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The prevalence of tunnels is increasing in modern society as advances in technology make tunnelling a more viable option when it comes to infrastructure projects. The acquisition of underground land is generally considered to be less obtrusive compared with the more traditional surface level acquisition, however the process is seemingly less straightforward when it comes to compensation.

This two-part White Paper aims to bring to light some of the key differences between the two types of acquisitions (that is, acquisition of underground land, versus surface level acquisitions), and the key considerations from the perspective of a valuer. Landowners impacted by the acquisition of sub-stratum land should seek legal advice as to their compensation entitlements.

Part two seeks to exemplify the differences between the two types of valuation via hypothetical examples. The first case study demonstrates the acquisition and compensation process for the total acquisition of a property (at surface level). The second case study demonstrates the acquisition and compensation process for the acquisition of a stratum of land below ground (tunnel acquisition).


Les Brown


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The paper is sectioned over two parts:

Case Study – Surface Level Acquisition (Residential Property)

Case Study – Tunnel Acquisition (Hypothetical Tunnel Project)


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