137. Rights on acquisition by statutory powers.

The rights of a corporation which acquires land or erects works on land in pursuance of statutory powers are the same as would be those of an ordinary individual acquiring the land or erecting the works, except so far as those rights are expressly varied or excepted by the statute under which the land is acquired, or by contract between the parties. Save in so far as that statute or contract does vary or except those rights, the corporation, as against the vendor, is entitled prima facie to such a measure of support to the land purchased from the