Land Policy

We support our clients in the process of land acquisition and land development, assisting them among other things with cost recovery (neighbourhood amenities, fund contributions) strategic land acquisition and the right of first refusal. We also assist public authorities in expropriation proceedings to facilitate the development of housing projects, industrial and business parks, infrastructure and nature.

We act on behalf of public and semi-public authorities as well as businesses. We have specific knowledge relating to the interface of private and public law, such as application of the general principles of good governance and sound administration, competence agreements and the requirements and conditions that may be applied in municipal land allocation.


We will be happy to put our experience to work for you in the application of the Municipalities Preferential Rights Act, in expropriation law (the administrative and judicial phases, and the estimation of compensation under the Expropriation Act), and in land exploitation and the associated cost recovery (antecedent agreements, exploitation plans).

Environment and Planning Act

At a time to be determined, the Environment Act will take effect. We have long been advising on the legal and practical implications of this for land policy, such as the new expropriation procedure and changes in the area of preferential rights and cost recovery.

Why choose Straatman Koster advocaten?

Our lawyers have an unrivalled understanding of the sensitive political and administrative issues for public authorities. They are experienced in dealing with complex and sensitive land policy matters, such as expropriation, and have all the relevant expertise needed to provide clients with sound advice. Many of our lawyers teach at renowned institutions and publish regularly in leading journals, reviews and guides.

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