Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) and Compensation

We have the expertise to maximise the compensation that you receive from a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for infrastructure projects such as road building, utilities and water services development, airport extensions, new railway projects, including HS2, and many others.

Whether you have a lot of advance notice of a Compulsory Purchase Order, or a utility company undertakes works with little or no notice, you may find yourself facing uncertainty dealing with the acquiring authority, with no guarantee of success. In the meantime your business can be left in extreme difficulty, having to find new premises and relocate, or deal with significant upheaval.

Compulsory Purchase Order(s) and compensation are one of the more complex areas of the law regarding property. In theory the acquiring authority should put your business back in the position you were in before the works started. However, their assessors will attempt to ensure that they minimise the cost to the acquiring authority or company.

Let Paul Rabbette Ltd. guide your business along the CPO pathway.
Let Paul Rabbette Ltd. guide your business along the CPO pathway.

At Paul Rabbette Ltd. we have the expertise to ensure that any compensation or losses to your business are claimed swiftly to put you back in the position your business was in before the works started. If you are likely to be affected by such works it is never too early to instruct us to negotiate on your behalf.

The good news is that the acquiring authority will usually pay your surveyor’s reasonable costs.

Whether you are the freeholder or a leaseholder your right to occupy your property is likely to be adversely affected by any works undertaken for utility companies or major infrastructure projects, such as HS2 or airport extensions. Not only do we have the expertise to guide you through the complexities of CPO we also have an in-depth knowledge of all Landlord and Tenant matters.

There is also an opportunity to reduce your Business Rates during building works that affect your business.


Key Contact

Paul Rabbette, MRICS
Managing Director
Beech House, Pershore
01386 710100
90% of our new clients come through referrals and recommendations.
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All of our surveyors are Chartered with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.