Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973 provides that compensation can be claimed by residents who own and also occupy property that has been reduced in value by physical factors such as noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke and artificial lighting caused by road development and expansions.
Land Compensation Act Part 1 claims are usually against the Local Authority or Highways Department, known as the ‘Compensating Authority’.
We have represented thousands of residents in the UK whose property values have been reduced because of road developments and expansions. Our environmental lawyers handle a variety of claims from modest terrace houses to large family estates.
Our clients usually experience increased noise because the road developments, on some occasions, causes traffic to be diverted closer to their properties. Residents also complain of the dust and fumes caused by traffic. These are the physical factors which reduce the value of the property.
Land Compensation Act claims are assessed on percentage depreciation in property value. Hugh James environmental land compensation solicitors work closely with specialist surveyors as well as experts in road and traffic planning and environmental impact assessment to ensure we get the best results.
All of our land compensation claims are dealt with by a dedicated team of environmental solicitors. Our environmental law solicitors keep up to date with legal developments that affect the work and together we have built up many years of experience in the field. We pride ourselves on the fact that we provide the same efficient friendly service to all clients large or small.