A Guide to Compulsory Purchase Orders

Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) are given when a public body has the lawful right to purchase or take over a property that otherwise belongs to a private individual. The public body should be able to prove that taking over the property is for the greater good. When a property owner is faced with such an order, there are some important questions owners often ask compulsory purchase advisors to ensure that they are exercising their right as well. Here are some of the most common questions asked by property owners regarding…

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