Compulsory Purchase | Condemnation Eminent Domain

Compulsory Purchase This is the right that every State has to acquire property, against the wishes of the individual in the interest of the community, generally referred to as for a "public purpose" or for "public use". In most democratic states this right can only be exercised subject to the payment of proper, fair or just compensation. In particular, the purchase of an interest in land for public purposes by a body possessing statutory powers, e.g. a local authority; Highway Agency; … [Read more...]