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Compulsory purchase orders

A compulsory purchase order gives an ‘acquiring authority’, such as a local authority, the legal right to buy or take land.

Our experienced planning lawyers have advised authorities through this complex process, as well as providing support and advice to those facing the loss of their land and property.

If you are an authority wishing to obtain a compulsory purchase order, you must follow a strict procedure.

We offer legal advice on:

  • using your statutory powers correctly
  • drafting the order
  • preparing for objections and public inquiries
  • negotiating and preparing agreements with developers

For property owners, landowners and businesses faced with a compulsory purchase order, our planning solicitors are here to help.

We can:

  • advise you on your position and how to make valid objections or seek changes to the order for your benefit
  • explain the legal process in simple terms and steer you through the complete process
  • represent you during a public inquiry
  • negotiate on your behalf to acquire an acceptable compensation settlement

Whatever your circumstances, it is vital to understand your legal position when making or facing a compulsory purchase order. With the knowledge and skill of our planning team we can settle cases as quickly as possible and get you the best possible result.

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