Compulsory Purchase Orders
A compulsory purchase order commences a legal process which allows land be acquired against the wishes of the landowner. There is considerable likelihood that your property will be compulsorily acquired and in order to ensure that there is minimum interference to remaining lands and that the minimum amount of land is acquired, it is necessary to seek legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity.
O’Connell & Clarke Solicitors have considerable experience in representing clients throughout the CPO process, from drafting the initial objections, engaging expert evidence and presenting their case at the An Bord Pleanala oral hearing. Furthermore, we will instruct an experienced valuer on your behalf who will prepare a claim for compensation in the event that the CPO is confirmed. We will represent you throughout any negotiations of a settlement and the arbitration. All necessary legal fees are paid by for the landowner as part of the CPO scheme and we act for all our clients in this process on the basis that we will recover the fees from the acquiring authority. It should not costs a landowner to have their land purchased against their will.