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Correct representation of your interests can both minimise disruption and greatly increase compensation.

Our Service

We act for landowners and occupiers in all aspects of compulsory purchase, advising on legal, practical and compensation issues.  Whether the scheme involves pipes, wires, roads or flood alleviation, our team of professionals will ensure that you and your interests are correctly represented.


With involvement at the earliest stages of a project we consider the proposed route of the scheme, the timetable and working practices of the contractors to reduce disturbance and damage as well as looking for ways to mitigate losses through fencing or screening.  We prepare a vital schedule of condition and monitor contractors’ progress right the way up to the final reinstatement.

We prepare claims for compensation for land taken, damage caused and any other losses to ensure that the owner or occupier is correctly recompensed and follow up with subsequent claims for any longer term losses.

Why Brown&Co?

Our team is highly experienced in ensuring that owners and occupiers are represented to their best advantage through the compulsory purchase process.  With our attention to detail and in depth knowledge, we think through every aspect of a scheme and its impact on your property from cross compliance to cropping and the single payment to shooting.

We have hands-on and up to date knowledge of farming costs and returns making us best placed to prepare crop loss calculations as part of a compensation claim and with our activity in the land market we have evidence at our fingertips to negotiate appropriate compensation for any land lost as a result of a scheme.

We will look for added value opportunities arising from a scheme such as the opportunity to let site compounds or storage areas.

How you benefit

With our experience and expertise we ensure that the impact of any scheme is reduced as far as possible, and that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.  Our fees are usually covered by the acquiring authority so it will not cost you anything to ensure you are looked after and receive the correct compensation through this process.

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