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Compulsory Purchase Act 1965

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1(1)The compensation to be paid for any land subject to compulsory purchase to be purchased by the acquiring authority—

(a)from a person who is prevented from treating with them on account of absence from the United Kingdom, or

(b)from a person who cannot be found after diligent inquiry has been made,

and the compensation to be paid for any permanent injury to any such land, shall be determined by the valuation of a surveyor selected from the members of the Lands Tribunal in accordance with section 3 of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949.

(2)The surveyor shall before making the valuation make and sign a declaration in the following form in the presence of a justice of the peace,—

"I A.B. do solemnly and sincerely declare that I will faithfully, impartially and honestly, according to the best of my skill and ability, execute the duty of making the valuation hereby referred to me. Made and signed in the presence of __________________ " If a surveyor makes the declaration corruptly or, after having made the declaration, wilfully acts contrary to the declaration, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.

(3)The surveyor shall annex to the valuation made by him a declaration in writing, signed by him, of the correctness of the valuation, and the acquiring authority shall preserve the valuation and declaration together and produce them, on demand, to the owner of the land to which the valuation relates, and to all other persons interested in the land.

(4)All the expenses of and incident to the valuation shall be borne by the acquiring authority.

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