Share:
Valuation Valuation

Services

Landowners Affected By Compulsory Purchase

Compulsory Purchase Orders can be a taxing experience for landowners, who may only receive notice of an acquiring authorities’ intention once the decision has been made.

At Cushman & Wakefield, we provide an expert point of contact with the acquiring authority, reassure landowners of their rights under the compensation code, and introduce certainty into a challenging process.

Cushman and Wakefield’s CPO team has extensive experience in representing a wide variety of landowners against both regeneration and transport schemes (including HS2). Our clients have ranged from small independent businesses affected by regeneration (such as Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games Athletes Village) to household names whose major assets are affected by infrastructure schemes (such as the Heathrow Third Runway).

How do CPOs work?

The first notice of a CPO that landowners receive is a contact from the acquiring authority informing them of their intent. At the same time, the authority will also attempt to discharge their duty to try and acquire the property without using a CPO (prior to making one if unsuccessful). We provide an expert point of contact to reassure landowners of their position and provide the best guidance on how to manage a CPO.

Putting together an objection is often the first formal step in the process for the landowner. Valid, weighty objections are very specific in their nature and require expert input to be effective – either in blocking a CPO or as a lever in compensation. Cushman and Wakefield have extensive experience in writing and submitting objections and proofs of evidence, as well as ensuring that the statutory deadlines are adhered to.

Our results

Our team has recently achieved outstanding results for landowners, including:

  • Acting as part of a group that delivered a landmark business extinguishment multiplier of 14 for a KFC in Farringdon.
  • Successfully ensuring that an unnecessary CPO was not confirmed subsequent to Public Inquiry.

Expert witness testimony

When required, Cushman and Wakefield can also act as a CPO expert witness. We have a strong track record as expert witnesses at both Upper Tribunal and Public Inquiry, having prepared strong and viable cases under our duty to both institutions.

Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about our specific expertise, or how we could work with your company, please contact a member of our CPO team at any time – we’d be delighted to hear from you.

RELATED SERVICES

Compulsory Purchase

With extensive experience in the niche field of Compulsory Purchase, Cushman and Wakefield offers both landowners and government agencies a range of expert CPO advisory services.

Learn More
Land Assembly Services

Regeneration projects often involve the challenging task of assembling sites from smaller parcels of land. 

Learn More
Valuation for Tax

Disposing of property can give rise to a tax liability in certain circumstances.

Learn More

RELATED GROUPS

Alternatives
Investing in the UK property market beyond the three main sectors: offices, retail and industrial – means diversifying into hotels, student living, residential, healthcare, data centres, self-storage and car parks.
Learn More
Government Public Sector

As a leading advisor to the public sector we are helping the sector face some of today’s greatest challenges.

Learn More
Insurance

Prepare for what’s next by fine-tuning your real estate portfolio strategies with our Insurance Sector Group experts. 

Learn More

STORIES

Boden HQ amphitheatre
JP Boden & Co • Retail
Learn More
Commercial Real Estate Technology
Omnicom Europe Limited • Technology
Learn More

INSIGHTS

blurred horizon
Insights • Economy

The Attraction of Alternative Real Estate

In 2018 28% (£17bn) of all commercial real estate investment in the UK was in alternatives - hotels, student living, residential, healthcare, data centres, self-storage and car parks - the highest level on record. What is driving this alternative property investment market growth?
Greg Mansell • 11/07/2019
students sitting on low chairs looking at papers
Research • Education

UK Student Accommodation Report

The Student Accommodation Annual Report provides insight into the trends in student accommodation demand, supply and investment during the year to date.
David Feeney • 12/12/2019
dark haired woman sitting on desk talking to coworkers
Insights • Office

Coworking UK Report

Our UK Coworking 2019 report explores how the flexible workspace trend has evolved since the end of 2017 and looks to the future for what we can expect from a sector that has continued to dominate headlines.
Christopher Dunn • 09/09/2019

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you would like to find out more about our specific expertise, or discover how we could work with your company, please contact a member of our team – we’d be delighted to hear from you.