The Act makes provision for the expropriation of private land for public purposes. It consists of 59 sections which are divided into 2 Chapters: Appraisal (I); Procedures relative to expropriation (II).Chapter I provides for the appraisal of real property either by judicial decision or by the Office of the County Chief. Appraisal of the property shall take place in the district in which the property is situated. Appraisal officials shall be appointed in each district. Appraisal and valuation can be requested by owners or shall be done pursuant to law or agreement. Chapter II concerns appraisal of property in expropriation procedures.
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Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994; conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king.