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Compulsory Purchase

Many local authority and government agencies serve Compulsory Purchase Orders on property owners and tenants when they need to take land for public works such as Road and Rail Schemes and Regeneration Projects.

However, there is a Compensation Code that these Acquiring Authorities are obliged to use. The aim of which is pay enough compensation to put the property owner or tenant in the same financial position after the scheme as they were before, no better and no worse.

In certain cases Compensation Claims can be made even when no land is taken!

These claims are made under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973.


Olympic Games East London
Compulsory Purchase Order


We have also assisted on many schemes but recently we have played an important part in dealing with the Olympic Games Compulsory Purchase Order in Stratford, east London.

Our role was to work closely alongside the London Development Agency (Acquiring Authority) and the local businesses to assist their relocation from the Olympic Park.

We specialised in the difficult businesses such as car breakers yards and waste transfer depots, plant hire companies , concrete batching plant and garment companies.

In addition we have worked closely with the Travelling Community to assist their relocation. We have also assisted with Project Management of the scheme and helped find sites for firms to relocate to and obtain the relevant planning permissions.

Our role has also included Estate Management for the relocated businesses.

Our Compulsory Purchase services include:


• Advice on the Statutory Process
• Preparation of Property Cost Estimates and Valuations
• Objection to a proposed Compulsory Purchase Order
• Representations at the Public Inquiry
• Negotiations
• Advice on Section 17 Certificates of Alternative Appropriate Development-DC to check if these have new names
• Advice on Section 18 Appeals
• Representation at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
• Part 1 Claims under the Land Compensation Act 1973

Richard John Clarke are active members of The Compulsory Purchase Association, attending regular seminars, meetings and generally keeping up to date with the latest case law.


Compulsory Purchase Advice


For a free no obligation consultation please call Richard Murphy, our Compulsory Purchase Expert on 020 7499 8043 or email richard@richardjohnclarke.com.

At Richard John Clarke we provide advice to both Acquiring Authorities and Claimants.


Compulsory Purchase East London


Recent activity due to the 2012 Olympics has caused one of the busiest periods for Compulsory Purchase East London has ever known. The combination of our knowledge of the East London area and our experience in the field of Compulsory Purchase establishes us as one of the foremost sources of advice in this region.

We have also acted on compulsory purchase matters in other schemes throughout the UK.

If you require assistance with a Compulsory Purchased issue, call us now on 020 7499 8043 or arrange an appointment to visit our office.

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