This is an essential practical workshop and knowledge exchange course focusing on the procedural and policy developments in compulsory purchase orders and compensation.  The course will be a useful update on the latest case law and will cover a combination of legal issues, practical application and market trends.  The timetable allows ample time for delegate participation, questions and discussion.

Course Content:

  • The law and procedure around CPO
  • An update on the CPO code
  • How to make successful CPOs and the procedures involved
  • The role of CPOs and how these could be used to deliver the Government’s housing targets and agenda
  • Objecting to CPOs
  • Powers of compulsory acquisition
  • Land value capture
  • Housing Planning Act 2016 and Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 
         - Getting the powers: both CPO, DCO and Hybrid Bill in relation to HS2 Phase 2 and Crossrail 2
         - Entry for survey purposes
         - Implementing the powers
         - Advance payments (both existing and in-coming legislation)
         - Temporary possession
  • Legal challenges to CPOs and learning from recent case law
  • Exercising CPO Powers and taking possession
  • The ‘No-scheme principle’ and statutory planning assumptions
  • The statutory valuation rules
  • Injurious affection and severance
  • Disturbance compensation and loss of payments
  • Advance payments of compensation
  • Compensation where no land is acquired
  • The Lands Chamber

The duty of expert witnesses – RICS Professional Statement ‘Surveyors advice in respect of compulsory purchase and statutory compensation’

An essential course for everyone involved in CPO work whether it is in using, considering using, resisting and considering resisting CPOs and the award, negotiation and challenge of compensation payments.