Compulsory Purchase

Ensuring you get the right level of compensation

Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) are an important tool for the delivery of regeneration projects and infrastructure projects as they can be used to compulsorily acquire the land (or rights over land) needed for the project to go ahead.

In recent years there has been an increase in the use of CPO’s by local authorities and government agencies to bring forward housing regeneration projects and infrastructure projects such as Crossrail, HS2 and construction of the third runway at Heathrow.

The core principle of Compulsory Purchase is equivalence to put the Claimant in the same financial position as they were before the scheme. This principle has been developed through case law spanning hundreds of years.

How we can help

Newman Webb has a strong track record in representing property owners who face losing their property to a compulsory purchase.  From experience, we strongly recommend early engagement with the Acquiring Authority to achieve the best settlement possible.

We offer the following services for clients facing a compulsory purchase:

  • An assessment of compensation including valuation of the property
  • Advice on objecting to a CPO
  • Negotiating your compensation with the Acquiring Authority
  • Providing advice on loss payments and disturbance costs
  • Representation at Lands Tribunal

To find out how we can get you the right level of compensation, please contact a member of our team.