Compulsory Purchase

Compulsory Purchase is a process available to The Welsh Assembly Government, Local Councils and other statutory bodies to purchase land and property for specific purposes. Such purposes include new roads, schools, cycletracks and other public works.

Landowners and occupiers are entitled to compensation for losses and may have a right of objection.

It is necessary to ensure that you are fully aware of your rights of objection and to receive compensation. When compulsory purchase takes place you are usually entitled to appoint a professional valuer and for your valuers fees to be paid by the acquiring authority.

Our experienced and fully qualified valuers will advise you to ensure that your rights are protected to include:-

  • Advice regarding any rights of objection.
  • Negotiation of compensation for losses to include the value of land taken, injurious affection (diminution in value of your retained property), disturbance to include claimant’s time and other reasonable costs.
  • Negotiation of accommodation works to mitigate loss.

Where you have been approached by any of the following statutory bodies to purchase property or acquire rights over land please contact us for a free initial appraisal.

  • The Welsh Assembly Government
  • Local Councils
  • Highway Agency
  • Environment Agency
  • Local Drainage Boards
  • Network Rail
  • Ministry of Defence
  • National Grid
  • Western Power Distribution
  • Wales and West Utilities
  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
  • BT

For more information or advice please call Watts and Morgan LLP Rural Department on 01446 774152 (select Option 1), email [email protected] or email us via our contact page.

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