Compulsory purchase orders
Process for compulsory purchase orders by public authorities and how occupiers can claim compensation.
After a public authority makes a compulsory purchase order and it is confirmed, the owner has no choice whether to sell, but receives compensation.
Inquiries over compulsory purchase orders (CPO) follow formal procedure and at the end the inspector makes a recommendation to the government minister.
Possibilities to challenge compulsory purchase orders (CPO) in court based on the procedural flaws or human rights arguments.