Compulsory Purchase and Compensation is the essential guide to this complex and increasingly relevant area of the law. Now in its eleventh edition, no other book presents the same level of information on the law relating to compulsory purchase and compensation in England and Wales in such an accessible way. The best-selling book on the subject, previous editions have been used by professionals and students alike in order to gain a full understanding of a key subject for any surveyor or lawyer.
The book is also especially suited to those coming to this complex subject without a specific background in the law and ideal reading for those students taking planning and built environment law modules. Surveyors in particular will find this book invaluable.
This new edition has been extensively revised and reflects the changes to the law in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, and also recent decisions of the courts and the Upper Tribunal, all of which will be of particular interest to those working on cases related to HS2, the proposed high-speed railway line from London to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.
PART I THE POWER TO COMPULSORILY PURCHASE LAND 1. Introduction 2. The Need for Statutory Powers 3. The Sources of Compulsory Purchase Powers 4. Compulsory Purchase, Works and Development Consent Orders 5. Purchase and Blight Notices 6. Purchase and Disposal by Agreement PART II EXERCISING THE POWERS OF COMPULSORY PURCHASE 7. Commencing a Compulsory Purchase 8. The Land: What is Acquired 9. Taking Possession and Conveyance 10. The Tribunals Service PART III COMPENSATION FOR THE COMPULSORY PURCHASE OF LAND 11. Introduction to the Assessment of Compensation for Land Acquired 12. Compensation for Land Acquired: Market Value 13. Statutory Planning Assumptions 14. The Effect of the Scheme 15. Depreciation or Enhancement of Retained Land: Compensation or Set-off 16. Compensation for Land Acquired: Special Cases 17. Compensation for Disturbance and Other Matters 18. Additional Payments 19. Compensation for Leasehold Interests and Tenancies 20. Compensation for the Acquisition of Agricultural Land 21. Special Compensation Procedures 22. Compensation and Tax PART IV WORSENMENT, MITIGATION AND OTHER COMPENSATION MATTERS 23. Compensation for Activities 24. Mitigation of Injurious Effect of Public Works 25. Compensation for Decisions 26. Statutory Utilities: Compensation for Wayleaves and Damages 27. Human Rights