Compensation Entitlement


A claimant's CPO compensation entitlement falls under a number of pieces of legislation. There is no one codified statute encompassing all the compensation provisions.

Key acts of Parliament include the Land Compensation Act 1961, Compulsory Purchase Act 1965, Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

The purpose of CPO compensation is to put the claimant back into the position they found themselves prior to the Compulsory Purchase.

Typical claims often include the following main headings:

  • Market Value
  • Loss Payments
  • Disturbance (business and residential)
  • Costs of reinvestment
  • Professional fees

There can be a whole host of other claims, but usually they would fall within the above headings. For example business disturbance can include claims for almost 40 different items from redundancy costs through to loss of profits.

Professional representation is essential in maximising your entitlement. Roger Hannah & Co have vast experience in maximising compulsory purchase order compensation on behalf of their clients.

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Latest Case studies

Compulsory Acquisition of an Asset of Community Value (ACV) »

Roger Hannah & Co. has recently advised South Cambridgeshire District Council on a property held as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

A556 Knutsford to Bowden Improvement Scheme »

Following approval granted by way of a Development Consent Order (DCO) in 2014, the new A556 link road officially opened to traffic on 6th March 2017. During this time our CPO team at Roger Hannah & Co has acted on behalf of clients with properties affected by the construction of the new road.

HS2 Update – Phase 2B »

Since the route of Phase 2B was announced in November 2016, our specialist team at Roger Hannah & Co has been acting on behalf of a number of clients whose properties are affected by HS2.

Latest News

Roger Hannah & Co Boosts Team With Senior Promotion » 13th November 2017

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Stephen Lashmar to Director to mark his contribution to Roger Hannah & Co.

Changes to the Home Loss Payment » 18th October 2017

On 1st October 2017 the Home Loss Payment (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2017 (No.769) came into force.

Compulsory Purchase Roadshow Workshop » 18th August 2017

Roger Hannah & Co have taken to the road with TLT Solicitors and Barton Wilmore to deliver a series of interactive workshops for Local Authorities focusing on the use of compulsory purchase powers.