Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

The threat of the compulsory acquisition of your property and business can be traumatic.  It’s a time when you need the advice and support of a competent and knowledgeable professional adviser.

John Houston has been involved in compulsory acquisition and compensation negotiations for 40 years.  He can guide you through the complexities of the process, represent you in negotiations and ensure you are fully financially compensated.

“ It was way back in 2008 when we first were introduced to John Houston, as someone who could possibly help us with the threat of a forthcoming Compulsory Purchase Order, which if served, would take away the land upon which our two businesses operated.

John advised us throughout  the whole process, which began with a Public Inquiry and ended with an Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) hearing in Autumn 2016. That equates to eight years of advice and service from one of the most professional consultants we have come across in our many years of business. Always polite, accurate and thorough, he stood by us, giving us the benefit of his extensive knowledge, expertise and support, without which, we would never have achieved the final settlement to our claim . . .  we could not recommend John Houston highly enough, as a consultant to act on your behalf. He will support you and never let you down. “

Arnie & Lynn Stansfield





Key Points:
  • 40 years experience in compulsory purchase and compensation matters.
  • Uncomplicated professional advice.
  • Expertise in commercial property, licensed and leisure premises and business operations.
  • In most instances, fees are reimbursed by the acquiring authority.