As pressure grows on all resources farmers and landowners are regularly approached by utility providers, companies or private individuals seeking rights over their land for a wide variety of infrastructure projects. This may be for the maintenance of existing apparatus, roads or railways through to acquiring new rights over land for upcoming schemes and projects. No matter how big or small the scheme may appear it is vitally important that as soon as initial contact is made anyone affected seeks professional advice so that their statutory rights to compensation for all losses are clearly understood.
We regularly assist farmers, tenants and landowners whose land is affected by compulsory purchase schemes helping them through the entire process from start to finish. We seek fair and reasonable compensation for those affected for the value of the land taken, crop losses, soil damage, drainage repairs and management time. Our expertise covers highways road schemes, gas & water mains, electricity lines and pylons through to fibre optic cables.
Please remember that legislation dictates that our professional fees for acting on your behalf are paid by the acquiring authority. Speak to us as soon as contact is made by the utility provider as whilst the impression maybe that damage will be negligible, all too often the losses caused by workmen and contractors, allied to the time input required supervising access can exceed initial expectations.