Compulsory Purchase Negotiations
Where property is to be acquired by a government department or Local Authority – for a road scheme, perhaps, or town centre redevelopment – there are certain provisions which entitle the owner to compensation.
Employing a professional to act on your behalf makes sense if you are to be sure of that legal entitlement. We know what compensation is due and when, and having dealt with many cases of this sort in connection with major road building programmes in the vicinity, we are well placed to negotiate your case with the relevant authorities. It is this service which most clients, faced with the unsettling prospect of compulsory purchase, find so reassuring.
The acquiring authority has a scale of fees payable in cases of compulsory purchase and this substantially reduces the client’s contribution to our charges.
If a property cannot be sold because a part (however small) or all of it is to be acquired by a government department or local authority at some time in the future, then the owner is entitled to compensation from the authority involved.
Employing our services in such cases gives the client access to a professional who knows precisely what is involved, who can spell out the owner’s legal rights and act on their behalf. A professional who knows how to obtain the best possible value for the land or buildings taken, and the best terms of disturbance allowance and other compensation factors.
Our clients receive an independent opinion backed by the reassurance of long experience in this field which enables us to negotiate a better deal for the owner than might otherwise be secured.
The acquiring authority has a scale of fees payable in cases of blight and this substantially reduces the client’s contribution to our charges for such work.