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Property Compensation

Property can be subject to compulsory acquisition to allow a public scheme to go ahead, property can also be subject to the threat of future possible or actual acquisition, a situation which may damage the property’s value or make it impossible to sell. In both circumstances there are a range of rights to compensation; however as with any statutory rights the rules are complex and expert advice is essential. Always remember;
  • An acquiring authority is obliged to pay not only compensation for the property but;
  • Also for consequential loss known as disturbance;
  • As well as pay the claimants legal and surveying costs.
  • Sometimes there is a right to compensation even where no land is taken, or where the works lead to an increased use of a road or railway.
  • Refusal of planning consent or decisions by a planning authority which adversely affect a property can also lead to a right to compensation.
  • Where a CPO is made and later withdrawn there is a statutory right to receive payment for any costs you have borne.

In our section on Compulsory Purchase we explain the statutory background and the ways in which our expert advice can help you to receive the proper level of compensation to which you are entitled.

 
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