compulsory purchase

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compulsory purchase

purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell
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Above all, if you receive a compulsory purchase order to purchase your land or a statutory notice to lay pipes or cables then call the RICS helpline for advice from a chartered surveyor.
In terms of compensation, it is paid out to reflect the losses and disturbance caused by a compulsory purchase or statutory scheme on an owner or occupier's property.
If a chartered surveyor is called in over a compulsory purchase or statutory power, the acquiring or statutory authority - for example, the Highways Agency or Water Company - will pay your chartered surveyor's reasonable fees based on a valid claim.