Compulsory Purchase

Our network of compulsory purchase experts can be on hand to guide you through what can be a potentially stressful and disruptive process to offer you impartial professional advice whilst acting in your best interest.

Compulsory Purchase can be used to acquire property, and rights over or under, for a variety of purposes such as a new road or rail network or simply to install a new gas or water main.

The legislation which bestows these rights to acquiring authorities and allows for compensation is complex, but our members have specialist knowledge of compulsory purchase and the calculation and negotiation of compensation payments.

The Commercial Property Network members can offer expert advice on all manner of issues relating to compulsory purchase including:

• Road Schemes
• Railways
• Airports
• Oil and Gas Pipelines
• Utility Projects
• Regeneration projects

Because CPN has an extensive network of member firms across the United Kingdom we are uniquely positioned to be able to draw on the expertise of over 500 qualified surveyors which have an unrivalled knowledge of the local property market ensuring fair representation. Through this network we can give compulsory purchase advice on a full range of different types of property including commercial premises, agricultural land and residential property. Our Compulsory Purchase surveyors can:

• Advise you on your rights and options under compulsory purchase
• Make representations to consultations
• Negotiate accommodation works
• Prepare and negotiation compensation claims
• Advise on compound licences and leases

National Service Leader

Edward Tabner, BSc (Hons), MRICS, FAAV


Edward Tabner, Director at Cheffins, is also the national lead for The Commercial Property Network's Compulsory Purchase services. With over 15 years of experience in advising both private and institutional clients, Edward is expertly positioned to provide a national overview of Compulsory Purchase. Alternatively, if you would like to contact one of our local member firms, please select a firm from the list below by region.
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