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Road, Rail and Airport claims where no land is acquired (Part 1 Claims)

Compensation can be claimed for residential property that has been reduced in value due to physical factors such as noise and pollution caused by public works being completed, even though no land has been acquired (Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973.) Claims cannot be made until a period of 12 months from the date of opening of the scheme.

What constitutes public works?

Public works include any work on roads, highways and airports in relation to road developments work could include the widening of existing roads, the provision of an additional carriageway and new motorway lighting schemes. In the case of an airport this could include the construction of new runways, realigning existing runways or the addition of new or extended aprons.

Am I eligible to claim?

The Land Compensation Act defines the physical factors as noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, artificial lighting and the discharge of any solid or liquid matter onto a local resident’s property.

Artificial light, both from vehicle headlights and street lighting, can cause considerable nuisance, and can result in a diminution in the value of a property.

Road, Rail and Airport claims where land is acquired by Negotiation or Compulsory Purchase

In the event of your property becoming subject to a proposed or actual Compulsory Purchase you need expert advice. Thomson Broadbent are the UK’s leading property compensation surveyors providing professional regulated advice and guidance at a critical time, with a proven track record in securing maximum compensation for our clients.

Property owners will often complain of “blight” when a controversial public development is perceived to have an impact on property values. An ‘Authority’ such as HS2, Heathrow or Highways England have legislative powers to purchase blighted land, meaning that home and landowners can sell their property to the Authority at ‘market value’.

Properties that are on the line of the proposed route and where land is required for the scheme can be directly affected by blight; this is known as statutory blight.

Statutory blight is normally triggered following the announcement of the preferred route, which is the first time an ‘Authority’ can say with certainty which properties will be affected by a scheme. Property owners on the line of a proposed scheme can then ask the ‘Authority’ to buy their property. A blight notice cannot be accepted before any preferred route announcement.

There are strict rules and time limits as to whether any action can be taken against the proposals. Our expertise and years of experience in this area can guide you through the process and could significantly increase the level of compensation you may be offered. Working with a specialist team of surveyors who have a detailed knowledge of Compulsory Purchase Orders and the precedents set in comparable cases is vital to a successful outcome.

Road, Rail and Airport claims where no land is acquired (Part 1 Claims)

Compensation can be claimed for residential property that has been reduced in value due to physical factors such as noise and pollution caused by public works being completed, even though no land has been acquired (Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973.) Claims cannot be made until a period of 12 months from the date of opening of the scheme.

What constitutes public works?

Public works include any work on roads, highways and airports in relation to road developments work could include the widening of existing roads, the provision of an additional carriageway and new motorway lighting schemes. In the case of an airport this could include the construction of new runways, realigning existing runways or the addition of new or extended aprons.

Am I eligible to claim?

The Land Compensation Act defines the physical factors as noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, artificial lighting and the discharge of any solid or liquid matter onto a local resident’s property.

Artificial light, both from vehicle headlights and street lighting, can cause considerable nuisance, and can result in a diminution in the value of a property.

Road, Rail and Airport claims where land is acquired by Negotiation or Compulsory Purchase

In the event of your property becoming subject to a proposed or actual Compulsory Purchase you need expert advice. Thomson Broadbent are the UK’s leading property compensation surveyors providing professional regulated advice and guidance at a critical time, with a proven track record in securing maximum compensation for our clients.

Property owners will often complain of “blight” when a controversial public development is perceived to have an impact on property values. An ‘Authority’ such as HS2, Heathrow or Highways England have legislative powers to purchase blighted land, meaning that home and landowners can sell their property to the Authority at ‘market value’.

Properties that are on the line of the proposed route and where land is required for the scheme can be directly affected by blight; this is known as statutory blight.

Statutory blight is normally triggered following the announcement of the preferred route, which is the first time an ‘Authority’ can say with certainty which properties will be affected by a scheme. Property owners on the line of a proposed scheme can then ask the ‘Authority’ to buy their property. A blight notice cannot be accepted before any preferred route announcement.

There are strict rules and time limits as to whether any action can be taken against the proposals. Our expertise and years of experience in this area can guide you through the process and could significantly increase the level of compensation you may be offered. Working with a specialist team of surveyors who have a detailed knowledge of Compulsory Purchase Orders and the precedents set in comparable cases is vital to a successful outcome.

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Why should I appoint Thomson Broadbent? 2020-07-24T16:20:47+01:00

We have successfully represented over 90,000 homeowners affected by a variety of transport and utility infrastructure schemes. Thomson Broadbent is the UK’s leading RICS regulated residential property utility and infrastructure consultancy. Regrettably, recently a number of non RICS firms have overnight become ‘experts’ in this field. They have settled a relatively small number of cases, often at significantly lower levels, which are now being quoted back at us in an effort by electricity companies seeking to reduce the tone we have negotiated over many years. Fortunately, we are able to resist this pressure because of the comprehensive range of precedents we can quote.