The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia: 5th Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia

5th Edition

By Alan Hyman

Federation Press

672 pages

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The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia provides a complete resource for practitioners by containing not only statements of principle, but also extensive references to case law, including the facts of each case, counsels’ arguments and relevant excerpts from the judgments.

A number of important cases in the field have been decided in the 5 years since the 4th edition, many of which are cited in this new edition (current to the end of 2013), further explaining and expanding the law of valuation. The 5th edition also features additional headings and sub-headings, making it easier for the reader to identify required subject matter.

A standard reference for lawyers involved in valuation cases, The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia is widely cited by Courts and Tribunals throughout Australia, particularly the High Court, the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and the Land Court and Land Appeal Court of Queensland.

The book provides the reader with references to case and statute law in the various sub-topics and explores how they have developed. As well as covering legal principles it also contains many valuation principles that have been espoused and explained by the Courts and Tribunals. As such, it could be described as a valuation text as well as a legal text.

Valuers, property professionals and students of valuation and land economy courses will welcome another of Alan Hyam’s excellent works.

Table of Contents

Part I - Value 1.Land Defined 2.Value Defined Part II - Valuation 3.General Principles of Valuation 4.Methods of Valuation Part III - Valuations of Specific Types of Property 5.Rural Lands 6.Goodwill and Business Disturbance In Globo Lands 7.Mines and Mineral Bearing Lands 8.Licensed Premises 9.Valuation of Strata 10.Heritage Factors Part IV - Compensation on Compulsory Acquisition 11.General Principles 12.Value to the Owner 13.Reinstatement 14.Disturbance 15.Severance, Enhancement and Injurious Affection 16.Pointe Gourde Principle 17.Other Principles of Compensation Part V - Valuers and Valuation Appeals 18.The Valuer 19.Valuation Appeals Procedure

About the Author

Alan Hyam is a NSW barrister specialising in the areas of property law, rent reviews, environmental and local government law, building law, mining law, land acquisition and compensation matters. He is also a Registered Valuer, a LEADR accredited mediator and an arbitrator in major property disputes, and has been appointed an expert determinator by the NSW Bar Association. Alan was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1993 for services to local government and the community.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Land Use
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology