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Information on Compulsory Land Acquisition


You are looking at this page because an event has occurred which affects your property or the property of someone you know, prompting you to ask whether an Authority is entitled to pursue its proposal or whether there is an entitlement to compensation.

This website provides information on compensation entitlements arising from an Authority's power over your property leading to compulsory land acquisition.

Some Acts of Parliament (e.g. Local Government Act, Water Act) require Authorities to strictly comply with the procedures set out in the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986.  Other Acts permit negotiation to occur before an Authority can seek compulsory land acquisition powers as a last resort.  This area is complex. 

For general information on compulsory land acquisition, we invite you to visit

If you are one of the following, enquire further to see whether one of our hypothetical categories is close to your circumstances:-

Owner - Click here for more information

Tenant / Licensee - Click here for more information

Mortgagee - Click here for more information

Our Team has over 50 years combined experience in compulsory land acquisition and compensation matters.

We invite you to complete the Client Information Sheet and ring or email us advising of two suitable times for one of our team to call you, initially without obligation. 

If you cannot find a hypothetical category which is close to your circumstances, we also invite you to call or email us to discuss your issue with one of our solicitors, without obligation, to determine whether or not you may have a claim for compensation. 


Our website contains general legal advice and should not be acted on without consultation. We recommend that legal advice should be sought before dismissing the prospects of a potential claim for compensation.