The right to claim compensation will usually arise when new public infrastructure works are built either by highways or railway authorities or where utility companies or authorities possessing statutory powers of entry carry out works on land in private ownership.

Here are a few examples where compensation may arise:

  • A new road or road improvement scheme either involving the acquisition of land from the claimant or where the use of the road after construction leads to a claim for property compensation
  • New railway infrastructure works, for example HS2 (HS2 High Speed Rail), an area where we are currently helping clients explore options for compensation claims
  • A new pipeline to carry, for example, water gas or oil where compensation for damage to land is evident
  • Overhead electric lines where electric pylons and conductors oversail property and may inhibit development beneath allowing for a compensation claim for loss of development potential
  • Housing clearance or regeneration zones where compensation is paid for the acquisition of houses and businesses

Hinson Parry has a wealth of experience in compulsory purchase and compensation matters and can quickly and effectively deal with a claim for property compensation on your behalf, whether it be by compulsory acquisition or the acquisition of wayleaves and easements by negotiation.

Our property compensation team is headed up by Roger Bedson BSc MRICS FAAV based from our Eccleshall and Lichfield offices.

Roger is currently the Chairman of the West Midlands Branch of the Compulsory Purchase Association, the Vice Chair to the National Valuation Compensation and Taxation Committee to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and Land Agent Representative to the NFU and CLA Committee on HS2 High Speed Rail.

For advice about compulsory purchase and compensation claim options, contact Roger Bedson at the Eccleshall office on 01785 850866 or the Lichfield office on 01543 499028, or email

Hinson Parry Members of:

  • RICS — The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • NFU — National Farmers' Union