Land Value Appraisal Commission

Welcome to the Land Value Appraisal Commission (LVAC) website. Our primary role is to determine due compensation payable for government land acquisitions.

The Land Value Appraisal Commission (LVAC) is an independent tribunal which determines the due compensation payable for government land purchases and expropriations. Its operation is governed by The Land Acquisition Act, with respect to government purchases, and by The Expropriation Act, with respect to expropriations.

The Commission’s expropriation compensation decisions are binding on both the expropriating authority and landowner(s). Decisions on matters of fact and law are appealable to the Court of Appeal. The Commission’s Land Acquisition Act decisions are binding on the acquiring authority, but not on the landowner(s).