It has come to the attention of members that the Zonal Plan is no longer available for viewing on the Government’s website. This has caused anxiety among many owners and professionals.
Separately, owing to LandsD’s publication of Practice Note Nos 5/2020 and 5/2020A on Payment of Professional Fees in Connection with Compensation Claims’ Involving More than One Professional, GPD members are concerned that fees incurred by their clients when seeking professional advice on accepting or rejecting ex gratia compensation would be regarded as fees reasonably incurred. In that case, could members apply to LandsD for reimbursement?
In response to these two issues, I wrote to the Director of Lands to seek clarification and look forward to receiving his response.