While surfing the Internet one day we found this very interesting paper written by
Roger Gibbard, F.R.I.C.S., F.A.A.V., who was then the Director of Rural Studies in
the Department of Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Professor Gibbard specializes in the study of legal and valuation aspects of rural
land ownership in Great Britain.
Professor Gibbard's paper examines the valuation impacts of partial takings on
farmland in the context of the law in Great Britain. Many of the impacts discussed
will nevertheless be immediately recognized in Canada so the paper provides useful
insight into Canadian law and practice.
Readers are cautioned that some of the terminology used in the article varies from
that commonly used in Canada. For example, the expression "compulsory purchase"
is known in Canada as "expropriation". Case law and statutory references
are obviously references to British law.
The article has been reproduced here with the permission of the author.
© 2001 Roger Gibbard University of Reading