Hitchcock Wright & Partners is experienced in advising on the entirety of the CPO (Compulsory Purchase Order) process from inception to delivery including attendance at CPO inquiries where appropriate.

A government department, local council or a utility company may serve the owner of a property with a notice indicating their intention to exercise their legal right to buy or take rights over a property which falls within the land take for a public or private construction project. CPO’s are usually put in place in areas that are undergoing widespread regeneration. This could be for a number of reasons such as town centre redevelopment, housing development, road or rail expansion, or the installation of a utilities function. Our experts can use their experience of compulsory purchase cases to help explain your rights in these circumstances. We will help you to deal with the notice and its implications in the most profitable and least disruptive way.

A notice can be a difficult time and depending on the proposed scheme the importance of good early advice cannot be over stressed. The fees for our advice will normally be paid by the Acquiring Authority where there is a valid claim.

For more information or to speak to one of our team of experts call 0151 227 3400