Compulsory Purchase & Compensation

Good advice, obtained early enough, leads to fair compensation and minimum disruption

With expert opinion and negotiating skills, Stags Professional Services team provides compulsory purchase and compensation advice across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. We have been involved with a number of compensation issues, from the capitalisation of electricity pylons and wires, to negotiations with a utility company wanting to lay new pipelines across clients' land.

We calculate compensation under several heads of claim including the value of any land taken, the cost of rectifying damage caused, loss of income/crops including any potential future losses, client's time spent on the project, and any professional fees incurred. Stags prepare thorough records of condition pre and post entry to ensure that our client is put back to the same position as before the works commenced and any compensation due covers suitable reinstatement options and costs.

We have represented hundreds of property owners whose property has been devalued by a public scheme (usually a road) by submitting a claim under Part 1 of the LCA 1973, Stags wealth of property sale evidence has helped us gain excellent results for our clients.

If you are looking for advice relating to a compensation issue, it is important to remember that our professional fees will normally be covered by the utility company.  

In the past, Stags have been involved with negotiating compensation for the following:

  • North Devon Link Road
  • Axminster Bypass
  • Barnstaple Bypass
  • Barnstaple Inner Relief Road
  • Barnstaple Western Bypass
  • Ilminster Bypass
  • Wadebridge Bypass
  • Tiverton West Relief Road
  • Footbridge to Exeter Science Park
  • Dinan Way, Exmouth
  • National Grid Tower Fittings Project from Indian Queens to Alverdiscot
  • Fennington Flood Defence Scheme

Current projects Stags is involved in:

  • A380 South Devon Link Road, Torbay Part 1 claims

  • A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Improvement

  • Camborne, Pool, Redruth East-West Link

  • A30 Carland Cross to Chiverton Cross

  • Tavistock to Bere Alston Railway Reinstatement and Multi-use Trails

  • Fibre Optic Lease Renewals

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