Are you LOOKING TO MAKE A CPO?


Roger Hannah & Co have in depth experience in working with public authorities to make schemes happen from inception to delivery.

We understand all aspects of compulsory purchase and our team has a track record of working with public authorities and developers in making both public schemes and large scale developments happen.  We advise our clients on the right strategy to adopt to achieve the desired results.

We also represent public authorities in one off problem compensation cases often involving Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) proceedings.  This includes picking up cases that are not working for a public authority and resolving the matter on their behalf.

Our public authority clients include representing local authorities, International Airports and Utility Companies in the CPO process.

Our Compulsory Purchase team provides a comprehensive service to public authorities looking to make a CPO.

  • Advising on the extent that CPO powers should be used
  • Providing property budget estimates for a CPO
  • Advising on what properties should be included/excluded from a CPO
  • Preparing statement of reasons in support of a CPO
  • Providing expert witness evidence and attending public inquiries
  • Liaising  and communicating with affected parties
  • Negotiating the acquisition of properties and rights prior to a CPO
  • Negotiating with statutory objectors throughout the process
  • Acquiring properties and rights after the grant of CPO powers
  • Negotiating all aspects of compensation including business disturbance
  • Liaising with other professionals providing input to the process e.g solicitors and forensic accountants.
  • Advising on making references to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
  • Preparing expert witness reports to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
  • Acting as expert witness at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
  • Dealing with Part 1 claims following the opening of a scheme

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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

Supporting Team BEE Inspired - Race of Remembrance 11/11/18 » 7th December 2018

Marking 100 years of Armistice and then end of World War 1, we sponsor team Bee Inspired to a 12 hour endurance race for a great cause - Mission Motorsport!

Promotions of Angela Juszczyk & Steven Whittle » 19th November 2018

We are delighted with the promotions of Angela Juszczyk and Steven Whittle. Both are talented surveyors who deserve the promotion that they have achieved. As a business we are continuing our rapid growth with our 50 plus strong team providing property services across the North West region and nationwide. We anticipate this growth continuing throughout 2019.

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.