Compulsory Purchase

We can help with the acquisition of land or property by compulsory purchase.

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Compulsory Purchase Consultancy London

The threat of the compulsory acquisition of your property can be incredibly complex and stressful. We have considerable experience in advising on such matters with a view to optimising the benefits available to our clients. We act on behalf of claimants affected by compulsory acquisitions of both freehold and leasehold properties throughout England and Wales.

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What is a Compulsory Purchase Order?

A Compulsory Purchase Order is issued by either Central of Local Government or other organisations which have a statutory right to acquire property. To exercise such rights, the applicant (the organisation) must meet set criteria as laid down by statute. In particular, the authority must prove the purchase is in the public interest. The Applicant is encouraged to liaise with the owner in the first place rather than attempting to acquire by compulsion. Only when an agreement cannot be reached will the applicant be able to move forward with a Compulsory Purchase Order.

What is a Compulsory Purchase Order?

A Compulsory Purchase Order is issued by either Central of Local Government or other organisations which have a statutory right to acquire property. To exercise such rights, the applicant (the organisation) must meet set criteria as laid down by statute. In particular, the authority must prove the purchase is in the public interest. The Applicant is encouraged to liaise with the owner in the first place rather than attempting to acquire by compulsion. Only when an agreement cannot be reached will the applicant be able to move forward with a Compulsory Purchase Order.