A Compulsory Purchase Order is when the government, local council or utility company has the legal right to buy or take the rights over your private property because it falls within a public redevelopment scheme eg sewer, water or gas pipe scheme.

In all cases:

  • owners/occupiers affected by the scheme will be served notices
  • all the schemes allow for objections and all objections are considered
  • if the order is confirmed compensation is given to those directly affected by the scheme
  • scheme enquiries need to be directed to the relevant department
  • contact Legal Services for procedural enquiries
  • legal advice is not available