Compulsory Purchase Orders

As the UK population continues to rise land and property is increasingly compulsory purchased for regeneration projects as well as improvements to the UK's highways and rail infrastructure.

For the individual

Whether you are the owner of property, a long-term tenant in a property or have a financial interest in a property that has received a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), our commercial property lawyers will advise take instructions from you to resist a CPO and/or ensure you receive an appropriate amount of compensation for the compulsory purchase.

This area of law is applicable whether you own a small apartment in the regeneration zones in London or whether you own rural land that falls within the expansion plans for the UK's rail or road infrastructure.

In many cases, the company contacting you in connection with the purchase order will pay for any legal fees incurred meaning you will get the very best advice available at no cost to you.

If for any reason our fees will exceed the amount covered by the developer, then we will ensure you are informed before we incur any fees on your behalf.

For the developer

As well as acting on behalf of individuals in connection with Compulsory Purchase Orders, the Chattertons commercial team advises developers and local authorities in relation to the CPO aspects of any planning and regeneration projects.