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Housing Act 1964

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4Compulsory purchase by Corporation of land

(1)Where a housing society desires to acquire any land and has made an application to the local authority in whose area the land is situated, requesting them to acquire the land under Part V of the Act of 1957 for the purpose of selling it or leasing it to the society, then, if the authority have power to acquire the land under the said Part V and the Corporation are satisfied, after consultation with the authority, that the authority are unwilling to acquire the land for that purpose or that the footing on which they are willing to do so involves the sale or leasing of the land to the society subject to conditions which are unacceptable to the society, the Corporation may acquire the land compulsorily.

(2)The power of the Corporation to acquire the land compulsorily shall be exercisable in any particular case on their being authorised to do so by the Minister, and in relation to the compulsory purchase the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946 shall apply as if the Corporation were a local authority within the meaning of that Act, as if this Act had been in force immediately before the commencement of that Act, and as if in Part I of Schedule 1 to that Act (procedure for authorising compulsory purchases) references to an owner of any land comprised in the compulsory purchase order included references to the local authority in whose area the land is situated.

(3)In the application of this section to Scotland—

(a)in subsection (1), for the reference to the Act of 1957 there shall be substituted a reference to the Act of 1950, and for the words

the Corporation may acquire the land compulsorily

there shall be substituted the words

the Corporation may request the Scottish Special Housing Association to acquire the land compulsorily as provided in section 99(2) of this Act;

(b)subsection (2) shall not apply.

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