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Compensation for Compulsory Purchase

The Land Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 (1982 No. 712 (NI 9)) provides for the Tribunal to assess compensation in respect of land compulsorily acquired.

NOTE however that some cases may require reference to other legislation. The updated Statutes of Northern Ireland are available at the UK Statute Law Database.

The first step is to complete a General Application (Form 1) and send the form to the Registrar together with the appropriate fee (see the Rules).

The case will then be listed for Mention before the Tribunal. This is an informal meeting to identify the issues. Once those are clear the Tribunal will make detailed directions for the preparation and Hearing of the case.

Usually sometime after the hearing, the Tribunal will give its decision with reasons in writing. An index of previous decisions is set out in the Table of Cases together with links to downloadable copies.