Compulsory Purchase & Compensation

From time to time utility companies and local councils need to take access to privately owned land to improve facilities for the greater good, be it a new pipeline, overhead cabling, a new cycle path or a road widening scheme.

If you have been or are about to be affected by a land take situation or feel that your property has been negatively impacted by a scheme then there may be an opportunity to recoup your losses, in accordance with statute. You will normally have been advised that a scheme is taking place, under what powers the scheme is being implemented and that you have a right to representation which will be paid for by the acquiring authority.

It is best practice to get a professional in place acting on your behalf from the outset of the scheme in order that you do not incur greater losses than are strictly necessary. We are able to provide advice and prepare compensation claims on your behalf for a wide range of projects.