Land Compensation Act 1961

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Land Compensation Act 1961 (c 33) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom, which concerns English land law and compulsory purchase.


Section 5 generally requires that the owner of an interest in land (e.g. a freehold, leasehold or easement as in Re Ellenborough Park[1]) receives payment for the "value of the land... if sold on an open market by a willing seller".

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  1. ^ [1955] EWCA Civ 4, [1956] Ch 131


  • K Gray and SF Gray, Land Law (7th edn 2011) Ch 11
  • K Gray and S Gray, ‘Private Property and Public Propriety’, in J McLean (ed), Property and the Constitution (Hart 1999) 36-7

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