CPOs are tools used by bodies known as Acquiring Authorities to obtain land, without the permission of the property owner, for certain authorised purposes. Although the permission of the property owner is not required it is common for Acquiring Authorities to seek consent so as to avoid the CPO process.
The exercise of a CPO is a significant interference with a person’s property rights and ownership and accordingly there is a formal process that much be followed by the Acquiring Authority in order for the land to be compulsorily acquired. The process is complex and technical and the importance of professional advice if you have been notified of a CPO cannot be understated.
We have significant experience in preparing objections to proposed CPOs and in acting for parties affected by proposed CPOs at Inquiries. We are able to carefully manage the process to ensure that your interests are protected so far as possible and we have excellent connections with surveyors who would be able to assist with the compensation process and possibly input into the objection to the proposed CPO.
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