Compulsory purchase order

A compulsory purchase order (CPO) allows certain bodies to obtain land or property without the consent of the owner. A CPO may be enforced if a proposed development benefits the public, such as building a motorway or developing a town centre.

However, a CPO cannot be issued unless the necessity of taking the land is demonstrated and there is a "compelling case of public interest." Compensation will be given to the owner and often includes the value of the property, costs of acquiring and moving to a new property and occasionally additional payments. In addition legal costs, such as seeking advice from a solicitor or surveyor are usually reimbursed.

A Local Authority Search will determine whether there is a CPO relating to the property you are buying. The cost of a Local Authority Search is included in your In-Deed quote