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Compulsory Acquisition of Land in Singapore

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Date of publication: 
December 2010
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
(2010) 22 SAcLJ 166
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This article outlines the legislative history of the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 152, 1985 Rev Ed) and the philosophy behind the legislation. The main thrust of the article is its analysis of the circumstances leading to the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. In so doing, it also examines the development of the compensation framework and its implications for landowners. A number of landmark cases on interesting issues have also been referred to and these serve to illustrate the changing paradigms of the State and the landowners with the passage of the laws on compulsory acquisition.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Bryan Chew, Vincent Hoong, Lee Koon Tay, and Manimegalai Vellasamy

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

The Singapore Academy of Law Journal (“SAcLJ”) (ISSN 0218-2009) is a peer-reviewed journal of legal articles relevant to Singapore and the common law legal systems. Other than academic articles, it also carries commentary, case notes, book reviews and selected lectures delivered by distinguished speakers at Singapore Academy of Law lectures.

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