Expropriation 2017-07-19T20:32:46+00:00
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Expropriation can be defined as the government’s right to take the whole or part of privately owned land (and buildings) for public use and benefit, upon the obligation to pay fair compensation to the owner. Depending on the nature of the situation and the applicable legislation, the owner of the property can receive compensation in the form of market value of the property, injurious affection, disturbance, and special value. Interest and consulting costs are also commonly awarded in the owner’s compensation package.

The Manitoba Expropriation Act defines market value as “the amount that the land might be expected to realize if sold in the open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer”.

Preparing an appraisal report for the purposes of expropriation/partial taking is a very specialized area of valuation. It is important that your appraiser understand the legal aspects of expropriation in order for an accurate and appropriate methodology to be employed.

Stevenson Advisors has extensive experience dealing in the appraisal of property for the purposes of expropriation, including the identification and valuation of all types of damages. Appraisals are performed for clients from all levels of government, utility companies and others with expropriation authority as well as for expropriated parties. If a negotiated settlement cannot be reached between the property owner and expropriating authority, our experienced consultants will act as an expert witness on your behalf in expropriation hearings.

When notified of a planned expropriation, contact us as soon as possible to receive a no-obligation quote for services.

Our mission is to acquire, validate and present the most accurate data available in the market to best serve our professional community.  We understand that when you come to us, you need answers.  Our team will leverage our resources to get you the information you need, when you need it, so you can move forward.  Our goal is to save you time, and money through efficient and accurate reporting.
Strong partnerships, well connected advisors and comprehensive commercial real estate market data are the keys to offering a premier valuation service.  The ability to know what is happening in the market before our competition and present this data without bias is what makes us leaders in this industry.  We believe that as advisors this is our responsibility.
Our promise to you is to facilitate a professional service, communicate routinely, and to deliver on our commitments.  You can be assured that any questions, or concerns will be addressed with urgency, and that we will go out of our way to exceed your expectations.
Why Choose Us
  • Stevenson Advisors has extensive experience dealing in the appraisal of property for the purposes of expropriation.
  • Appraisals are performed for clients from all levels of government, utility companies and others.
  • If  a negotiated settlement cannot be reached, our experienced consultants will act as an expert witness on your behalf in expropriation hearings.
  • We will provide you with a no-obligation quote for services.
What Client’s Say
We have been using Stevenson Advisors for many years on all of our appraisal needs. They have always been professional, dependable and the appraisals are completed very quickly.
Apee Panchhi Team, RE/MAX Executives Realty
We have worked with Stevenson Advisors for more than 10 years. They have helped us extensively with property assessment matters and market studies.
They are very effective, efficient, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Nathan Janzen, Homestead Manitoba
Genstar has been a client of Stevenson Advisors for over 10 years. We have found that their talents, expertise and advice in local real estate research matters, from appraisals to market research to be a valuable and reliable source of information.
Jerry C. Klein, CPA, CMA, Vice President, Genstar Development Company
We are a business that makes quick decisions and moves at a fast pace. Stevenson Advisors are always there when we have an urgent request and they finish reports in a timely and thorough manner.
MMM Group, a WSP company, has worked with Stevenson Advisors since 2007 on a variety of property assessment studies dealing with appraised values of properties required for transportation infrastructure projects. Brett and his team have been very good to work with.
Richard Tebinka, Winnipeg Regional Manager, MMM Group
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