In 1999 Stansted Airport embarked on a programme to increase their capacity at the airport by expanding their taxi ways and parking stands.
Thomson Broadbent Property Compensation represented hundreds of homeowners where the value of their property was reduced due to the effects of undertaking these works. This included:
- Validating the claim
- Appointing a valuer
- Visiting the relevant sites
- Submitting evidence
- Negotiating the claim on behalf of the homeowners
Although the works were completed in 2007 Stansted Airport maintained that this was not the case due to very minor finishing works being required, thus delaying consideration of the claims. A reference to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) was successfully made to confirm the works were in fact complete and that the airport should now deal with the submitted claims.
In spite of these frustrations and the timelines involved TBPC took a leading role in the negotiations and were able to guide our clients through the process to reach payments dependant on their particular circumstances – how they were affected and proximity of the works being carried out.
As a result, we secured nearly £1million in compensation for our clients, with 15% of them receiving pay-outs of £10,000 or more! One of our clients in Great Hallingbury, Bishop Stortford even received a £25,000 pay-out.