Thomson Broadbent – Regulated by RICS
Thomson Broadbent has been extremely busy throughout the year negotiating over 1000 property compensation claims on behalf of clients who have had their homes affected by new or altered roads or who have pylons and/or overhead high voltage power lines crossing their land.
With our unrivalled knowledge of case precedents and through diligent handling of our clients’ negotiations we have maintained our position as the UK’s most successful residential property compensation consultancy. Schemes giving rise to successful claims this year include bypasses at Bedford, Hindhead, Porthmadog, Weymouth, Alderley Edge and Cudworth as well the dualling of the A421 between the M1 and Bedford and the widening of the M1 in Nottinghamshire.
There is no doubt that our work is being made harder by the actions of unqualified and inexperienced agents representing landowners underselling claimants rights to compensation. We note at least one agent who has recently started representing landowners now claims to be the UK’s number 1 agent. It is a fraudulent claim which would land him in serious trouble were he to be a qualified valuer regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). My advice to any landowners appointing an agent is to ensure they choose a firm that is regulated by RICS.
Looking ahead, we are anticipating that 2014 will also be a very busy year with ongoing negotiations expected to lead to claims being paid following improvements to the M80 and M74 in Scotland, the A1 and A46 in England and the Church Village bypass in Wales together with many other smaller schemes throughout the UK.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for entrusting us to represent them. We will continue to work hard on their behalf to maximise the value of each and every claim.
With best seasonal wishes to all from the team here at Thomson Broadbent.
James Broadbent MRICS