Utility and transport infrastructure play an integral role to the functioning of society. As a result, utility providers and acquiring authorities, such as the Highways Agency, benefit from strong statutory powers to install and maintain this infrastructure.

Landowners and tenants can be faced with access requests, ranging from pipeline repairs right up to compulsory purchase of land for road schemes. No matter the approach, understanding your rights and access to compensation is critical.

Acquiring authorities are invariably under pressure when carrying out new infrastructure projects, therefore specialist input plays a vital role in protecting the interest of both landowners and occupiers to achieve the very best result. youngsRPS can advise on:

  • Negotiating terms and access
  • Considering mitigation and accommodation works
  • Assessing reinstatement and future land management requirements
  • Negotiating and agreeing compensation for items including the value of land taken, the impact on retained land, disturbance, home loss payments.

Professional fees can be included as part of the claim, therefore our involvement in the process will not only save you time, but also ensures that you get the best possible outcome and are fully compensated.