Claimant

CPO services

Our specialist CPO surveyors and planners within the Compulsory Purchase team offer the following services to claimants:

  • Early advice and negotiation with the acquiring authority prior to the making of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)
    Opening discussions at an early stage with the acquiring authority can be beneficial to both parties, and in particular to claimants in order to minimise disruption and maximise compensation.
  • Strategic advice on the compulsory purchase process
    We can advise you through the lengthy and complex CPO process, during each of the varying stages to obtain the best outcome for you or your business.
  • Valuation and compensation advice
    Compensation is assessed under the “Compensation Code”, which encompasses a wide range of legislation and case law. We can utilise the expert knowledge and experience from our dedicated CPO surveyors in order to maximise your compensation entitlement.
  • Negotiation of CPO compensation claims
    As well as assessing any potential compensation claim, our CPO experts can also progress negotiations with the relevant acquiring authority.
  • Advice on possible blight
    We can advise as to whether this applies to the particular property interest.
  • Submission of objections
    Our CPO surveyors and planners can draft objections to a Compulsory Purchase Order on your behalf with the ultimate aim of having your property interest removed from the CPO.
  • Expert evidence at CPO Inquiry or Upper Tribunal
    Our experience on behalf of claimants and acquiring authorities includes giving evidence at Public Inquiries, Development Consent Order Examinations and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on objections to a CPO, valuation disputes, and disputes concerning the basis of compensation and level of heads of claim and compensation entitlement.
  • Certificates of Appropriate Alternative Development
    We can advise on when and how these are best used.
  • Advice through the relocation process on CPO compensation entitlement
    We can advise you through the relocation process ensuring the correct and appropriate evidence is obtained to maximise your compensation claim, and deliver satisfactory business relocation with minimal disruption
  • Total extinguishment advice
    We can advise on your entitlement to the total extinguishment of your business and whether this would be the best option for you.