Regulations on Expropriation and Compensation for Houses on State-owned Land Issued
On Jan. 21, 2011, Premier WEN Jiabao signed the Decree of the State Council to promulgate the Regulations on Expropriation and Compensation for Houses on State-owned Land. Containing five chapters and 35 articles, the regulations is aimed at normalizing the expropriation and compensation for the houses on state-owned land, protecting public interests, and guaranteeing the lawful rights and interests of the owners whose houses are expropriated.
The regulations stipulated that, in order to protect public interest, owners should be fairly compensated in the process of expropriating the houses of units or individuals on the state-owned land. The municipal governments at city and county levels that have made housing expropriation decisions should compensate the expropriated house owners in the following aspects: compensation for the value of the expropriated houses; compensation for removal and temporary settlement caused by housing expropriation; compensation for the loss of closedown caused by the expropriation.