Property owners along Central Corridor use legal muscle to boost land prices

Some property owners are finding out they can fetch a better price than the government's early offer if they contact their own lawyers or appraisers.
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Some property owners are finding out they can fetch a better price than the government's early offer if they contact their own lawyers or appraisers.

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