Municipal Law & Expropriation

Our expropriation lawyers serve British Columbia with municipal law services that cover many common situations. We represent both individuals and businesses in their dealings with local governments, both litigious and non-litigious, including breach of bylaw proceedings, permit applications and council presentations. We also ensure that you are fairly compensated in the event of expropriation of your property by any public authority. Contact us for a private consultation, here.

Expropriation in BC

Expropriation is the term given to the process of a local government seizing property in order to use for public use. While it is not always possible to prevent expropriation, it can be brought to a halt under certain conditions. If a sale of the property to the government cannot be prevented, our expropriation lawyers in BC can make sure that you get the best possible price.

Breach of Bylaw Proceedings

Though bylaws are usually created by the smallest local governments and organizations, they are still enforceable. If you are facing a breach of bylaw proceeding, you may be facing fines or required changes to your properties. Our municipal lawyers can support you throughout these proceedings.

Permit Applications

We can assist you with permit application processes carried out by most local governments. These permits may be needed for a variety of reasons, including expanding a property. Our solicitors can help you prepare and collect the documents required to apply for your permit, and explain what annual deadlines may apply to each one.

Council Presentations

We can help you arrange council presentations for commercial projects that may require approval. Specific information will be covered at these presentations. Our municipal lawyers can help you understand the council’s presentation coverage expectations, and how you can leave the best impression during your presentation.

Talk to McQuarrie’s Municipal Lawyers

Get help with any issue that requires the assistance of a municipal lawyer from McQuarrie. Over our many decades practicing law, we have worked very closely with local governments in British Columbia. We understand how governments approach municipal cases and we use that knowledge to help our clients get the best outcomes from their disputes.

If you have any additional questions about our municipal law services, you can have all of them answered in a private consultation. You can request a consultation with one of our expropriation lawyers here.

Phone: 604-581-7001

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