As Government Agencies, Utility Companies, Local Authorities and other organisations armed with compulsory purchase powers affect land, it is important for landowners and occupiers to be properly advised and represented. Over the years David Hill have dealt with a large number of compensation matters ranging from farms severed and permanently affected by roads and flood defence work, through to more temporary losses arising out of pipe and cable works including leaks and bursts.
David Hill have represented many landowners providing advice on the implications of the scheme, response to statutory notices, negotiating accommodation works to minimise the effects of the scheme, as well as submitting and negotiating the settlement of claims for temporary and permanent losses.
Contractors often require working areas not provided for in the initial proposal. These will require separate agreements to ensure that your interests are properly safeguarded and we would prepare and negotiate appropriate terms on your behalf.
At certain times during the scheme particular attention is often required to ensure that the works are carried out to a standard that minimises permanent damage to property caused by poor working practices and work continuing during adverse working conditions. We are committed to dealing with these matters as a priority and work closely with landowners and occupiers at these times.
Owners of property that are crossed by overhead lines and pylons and other electrical apparatus often receive an annual wayleave payment. In certain circumstances these payments can be capitalized and their effect on residential property is taken into account, which can produce large capital payments for converting the wayleave to a permanent easement. Care needs to be taken when granting a permanent easement as it may not be the most appropriate course of action in every situation. David Hill are experienced in these matters and can advise accordingly.
Our compensation department offers advice on telecom masts, drawing up agreements and collecting rent.