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Publication - Guidance

Compulsory purchase and compensation: A guide for owners, tenants and occupiers in Scotland

Published: 25 Oct 2011
Part of:
Building, planning and design
ISBN:
9781780454399

A guide to compulsory purchase for owners, tenants and occupiers.

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25 page PDF

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Compulsory purchase and compensation: A guide for owners, tenants and occupiers in Scotland
Now you've read the guide, what should you do next?

25 page PDF

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Now you've read the guide, what should you do next?

93. If you have any questions about a compulsory purchase order that affects your property, you can contact the authority or one of the organisations listed at the end of this guide.

94. If you aren't sure whether your property is affected by a compulsory purchase order, you can contact your council. You can ask the council if it has any plans to use a compulsory purchase order to buy your property and what stage those plans are at. If the council has no plans to buy your property, you can ask the council's planning department whether it knows whether any other authority has plans that might involve buying your property under a compulsory purchase order.

95. If you are worried that you might be made homeless because your home is being bought under a compulsory purchase order, you should speak to your council as soon as possible. The council must find you a place to live, at reasonable cost, if you can't find anywhere yourself.

If your property is affected by a compulsory purchase order, you should consider getting advice from a qualified person such as a chartered surveyor or solicitor. They will be able to tell you about your rights and also act for you if appropriate.

You might have to pay for this advice, but you may be able to reclaim some of your costs. For more information on professional fees, section 3.

At the end of this guide there is a list of organisations that you can contact for help and advice.


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