REALWorld Law

Sale and purchase

Expropriation/compulsory purchase

Is expropriation (compulsory purchase) possible in this country?



Compulsory purchase by the state is possible in the following cases:

  • In the event of natural disasters, accidents, epidemics, outbreaks of disease in animals, military or national emergencies and other emergencies, property may be compulsorily acquired provided that compensation is paid to the owner first.
  • Where the purchase of real estate is required to meet a social need if such need cannot be met using state or municipally owned land, state executive bodies and municipal authorities can decide that property may be compulsorily purchased in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On the Alienation of Privately-Owned Plots of Land and Other Immovable Property Located Thereon for the Purpose of Public Requirements and Public Need" dated 17 November 2009 No.1559-IV.
  • In the case of historical or cultural sites where the owner has not observed the relevant preservation laws, compulsory purchase can be allowed by a decision of the court.