Savills Compulsory Purchase Order and Compensation

Compulsory Purchase Order & Compensation

Our dedicated Compulsory Purchase expert provides comprehensive advice in this often complex property discipline, working for both scheme promoters and those affected by Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs).

Services for promoters and developers:

  • CPO strategy and obtaining powers
  • Implementing powers and site delivery
  • Compensation and Expert Witness representation

We can help at every stage, from promoting an order and stakeholder management, through to negotiation and settlement of claims for compensation. Working closely with the wider planning team means we can also provide a full service tailored to the acquiring authority’s needs.

Services for those affected by compulsory purchase orders:

We can help you protect your interest in land, whether responding to statutory notices, submitting objections, acting as expert witness or just providing general advice. Some of the other services we provide include:

  • Advice on blight
  • Negotiating a sale by agreement or claims under the CPO
  • Advice on undertaking agreements
  • Petitioning against Parliamentary Bills
  • Claim assessment, drafting and submission of compensation claims
  • Claiming compensation for loss of profits
  • Managing the relocation of your business
  • Advising on potential development value
  • Advice on the use of S.17 Certificates of Appropriate Alternative Development (CAADs)

In most cases all of the costs for professional advice incurred in connection with compulsory purchase orders is recoverable from the acquiring authority, so do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your CPO needs. 

Rural and Farm Land

Compulsory purchase affects nearly all farmers and landowners at some stage. We can help you with compulsory land purchase, compulsory purchase compensation and compulsory acquisition of rural and farm land of all sizes, from telegraph poles to motorways, pipelines to flood schemes or transport projects of all kinds. Fees are often met by the acquiring authority and we can explain how as part of our free initial review.


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Key contacts

Kirk Macdiarmid

Kirk Macdiarmid

Compulsory Purchase

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 3320 8259

+44 (0) 20 3320 8259


Andrew Highwood

Andrew Highwood


Savills Maidstone

+44 (0) 1732 879 069

+44 (0) 1732 879 069