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Compulsory purchase and compensation update 2017

Gary Sams (University College of Estate Management, Reading, UK)

Journal of Property Investment & Finance

ISSN: 1463-578X

Article publication date: 7 August 2017



The purpose of this paper is to provide an annual update on case law relating to compulsory purchase and compensation.


Researching decisions made by the Court of Appeal and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in the field of compensation. Commentary on the legal and valuation implications of a selection of those cases is provided.


In the last year, there have been a number of interesting cases concerning residual valuations, blight caused by HS2, and Tree Preservation Orders.

Research limitations/implications

The research is limited by the case law available in the last 12 months and this has been a relatively quiet year.

Practical implications

The commentary should assist practitioners to formulate claims for compensation having regard to recent developments in case law.


Its originality and value lies in the fact that it is based on recent legal decisions which have not yet been widely reported.



Sams, G. (2017), "Compulsory purchase and compensation update 2017", Journal of Property Investment & Finance, Vol. 35 No. 5, pp. 528-534.



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