Expropriation Act (R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 156). | Land Portal

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The purpose of the present Act is to ensure that every person whose land is expropriated shall be compensated. The Act contains at the outset a definition clause relating to various terms employed therein such as, for example, “appraisal report”, “Board”, “Court”, “expropriation authority”, “expropriation document”, “land”, “owner”, “registered owner”. Section 47 establishes that the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board shall determine any compensation where the parties have not agreed on the amount of compensation. Furthermore, the Act deals with, amongst others, matters such as expropriation by statutory authority, void expropriation, expropriation by Crown, power of Crown to expropriate, expropriation document, information from owner, offer to settle, abandonment of expropriated land, compensation with partial abandonment, duty to pay compensation, rules to determine land value, compensation not agreed upon, etc. The Act consists of 82 sections divided into 8 Parts.

Implemented by: Expropriation Procedures Regulations (N.S. Reg. 103/74). (2014-06-17)

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DeFranchis, Elfriede (CONSLEGB)

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