As of 30 June 2018, HS2 Ltd have permanently acquired 170 properties through Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) and/ or private agreements. A party whose land is compulsorily acquired for HS2 Phase One can make a request for an advance payment at any time. On the basis adequate information is available upon which to assess matters, a payment is due upon the date of possession or three months from the date of request, whichever is later. Alternatively, a payment will be due on the dates/events identified in any private agreement between the parties. There is no requirement for a payment in advance of possession although HS2 Ltd can provide financial assistance up to a value of £250,000 for businesses who require cash-flow support in advance of a compulsory purchase.