REALWorld Law

Sale and purchase

Expropriation/compulsory purchase

Is expropriation (compulsory purchase) possible in this country?

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Yes, expropriation is possible in certain specific circumstances. It must be in the public interest and carried out only for certain purposes expressly provided for by law and subject to compensation. Although expropriation is rare in practice, a special type of proceeding for expropriation matters is set out by statute, to protect the owner's interests.