Compulsory purchase and compensation

It is considered that there is no greater crime than for the Crown or State to take a landowner's property.  It is our experience that this is probably the most distressing of all times for a landowner as it has been likened to having a heart operation, namely where one does not want to have the procedure but does need the best surgeon for the job.  We have worked successfully on many road schemes to maximise the value for the landowner and/or tenant against the acquiring authority, in particular the M27/A27, A21, A22 and minor roads, as well as Railtrack.  We have also been involved with the service of Blight Notices on statutory authorities, as well as negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency pursuant to hearings in the lands tribunal.  Almost always such negotiations are adversarial.  We have the skill and a proven record in this area of work.

We also act for landowners with regard to compensation as a result of water, gas and electricity pipeline schemes, wayleaves and easements.  As with road and rail schemes, we work hard to achieve the maximum compensation whilst at the same time making the process as little burden to the landowner as possible.

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