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Compulsory Purchase Act 1965

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5Notice to treat and untraced owners

(1)When the acquiring authority require to purchase any of the land subject to compulsory purchase, they shall give notice (hereafter in this Act referred to as a " notice to treat") to all the persons interested in, or having power to sell and convey or release, the land, so far as known to the acquiring authority after making diligent inquiry.

(2)Every notice to treat—

(a)shall give particulars of the land to which the notice relates,

(b)shall demand particulars of the recipient's estate and interest in the land, and of the claim made by him in respect of the land, and

(c)shall state that the acquiring authority are willing to treat for the purchase of the land, and as to the compensation to be made for the damage which may be sustained by reason of the execution of the works.

(3)Schedule 2 to this Act (which relates to absent or un-traced owners) shall have effect for the purposes of this Act.

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