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Compulsory Purchase, Compensation and Public Sector Strategic Advice


The use of compulsory purchase powers by local authorities and other public sector organisations has been a long held statutory measure to obtain real estate for subsequent use for infrastructure projects or development sites. In recent times, the use of such powers has become increasingly prevalent and this trend is likely to continue as pressure mounts for improvements to strategic transport networks, public sector projects and Affordable Housing.

For a private landowner or occupier faced with such a situation, it is vital that appropriate specialist advice is obtained to protect their property or business interests. This can be done by means of either registering an objection to a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and/or by ensuring that the best terms of compensation can be obtained. Similarly, acquiring authorities, such as local Councils, need to be confident that they have taken all the right steps to satisfy their Statutory obligations in order to achieve their objectives in as cost effective and timely manner as possible.  We have extensive and considerable experience in acting for a wide variety of private companies, individuals and acquiring authorities in negotiating compensation claims as well as providing specialist input throughout the CPO process including representation at Public Inquiries. 

At Michael Rogers LLP, we act for a number of Local Authorities including Kent County Council, Dartford Borough Council and the London Borough of Bexley, as well as a growing number of Housing Associations, in providing them with the specialist advice that they require in managing, valuing and disposing of their property interests.  We have regular  involvement in undertaking development appraisals, site assembly and sales/lettings as well as carrying out valuations for a variety of purposes of a wide range of property assets.

For further information contact:

Richard Robson - 01732 740000 

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