Compulsory Purchase and Compensation


Robin Jessop Ltd has considerable experience in all fields of compulsory purchase and offers comprehensive advice. All our professional costs and fees are usually paid by the Acquiring Authority and do not come out of your compensation received.


We have experienced valuers who can deal with pre-scheme compensation claims for ground investigation works, advanced acquisitions under blight and claims for land take, injurious affection and disturbance.


We are members of the Compulsory Purchase Association. We provide clients with advice for the submission of claims and structuring land and property ownership to maximise compensation.


Tim Gower has particular expertise in blight cases having dealt with many individual Notices both on a discretional and statutory basis.


We have acted for clients affected by the A1 upgrade to a motorway between Leeming Bar and Barton and also on the Bedale Bypass. We also have involvement in HS2, the A66 Upgrade and the York By-Pass (A64).


We can provide advice on the following on a fee-free basis conducting negotiations on your behalf with the acquiring authority’s valuer and their contractors:


  • Ground Investigation Works
  • Discretionary Blight Notices
  • Statutory Blight Notices
  • Temporary Licences
  • Material Detriment
  • Section 10 Claims for Interfered Access
  • Part 1 Claims for Noise Disturbance
  • Easements and Wayleaves
  • Compensation for Injurious Affection
  • Crop Loss
  • Compensation for Severance
  • Compensation for Land Taken
  • Home Loss Payments
  • Owner/Occupier Loss Payments
  • Section 17 Certificates
  • Negotiating appropriate Accommodation Works (e.g. fencing, water supplies, access)


We will only be too pleased to call and see you to provide you with a free consultation, please contact Tim Gower, Andrew Dickins or Tabitha Bentley.