FG Burnett has an exceptional track record in advising parties affected by a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)...
Compulsory Purchase is the legal right for an Acquiring Authority to acquire land or property without the consent of the owner or occupier, where the land is required to deliver public infrastructure developments.
Being served with a CPO can be extremely stressful and the law governing Compulsory Purchase is incredibly complex and procedural so affected parties require professional input relative to:
- Lodging objections
- Negotiating compensation
- Attending Lands Tribunal in the event of disputes
In most cases, the professional fees incurred in defending a claim are recoverable from the Acquiring Authority.
Early Advice is Essential
FG Burnett currently advise parties relative to the Aberdeen Berryden Corridor CPO, affected parties on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) and Stonehaven Flood Defence, among others. Further afield, we have advised affected parties throughout Scotland and historically in Greenwich, London relative to the Docklands Light Railway Project.
It is imperative that early advice is sought to ensure procedural compliance.