Ardent recognises that where acquiring authorities or developers instruct a number of companies to undertake different roles through the land assembly and compulsory purchase process, it often leads to duplication and increased risk and cost. To overcome these problems we offer clients a ‘one-stop- shop’, providing a range of complimentary services which can be used to efficiently take projects from conception to delivery. Our services include:
Acquisition & Land Assembly
Ardent’s experience in compulsory purchase puts it in an informed position to undertake negotiations for or against acquiring authorities. Our expert understanding of both valuation practice and the law that applies to compulsory purchase valuations allows clients to rely on us as a safe pair of hands.
Claiming Under Compulsory Purchase
Ardent has the expertise and experience to represent both commercial and residential parties who are effected by Compulsory Purchase. Ardent has experience in representing a range of effected parties from individual residential property owners to high street shops.
Consultation and Objection Management
On behalf of numerous public and private sector clients, Ardent has successfully coordinated the consultation process and stakeholder management, including dealing with objections. Integrity and transparency are central to our approach.
CPO Project Management
Our unique expertise of all of the aspects of compulsory purchase allows Ardent to project manage Land Assembly and compulsory purchase projects in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Expert Witness and Lands Chamber referrals
Ardent has significant experience of Public Inquiry and Hearings, pre confirmation of compulsory purchase powers and at the Lands Chamber when resolving compensation disputes.
Land Referencing, Plan Production and Notice Serving
Ardent undertakes land referencing and plan production for all Land Assembly and Compulsory Purchase projects. This service supports masterplanning and planning applications as well as the promotion and implementation of compulsory purchase and other orders.
Property Acquisition Strategy
When undergoing land assembly, many authorities make the common mistake of buying land they don’t need either through design or compulsion. Our expert team can devise a strategy which will ensure the minimum amount of land required is acquired subject to compulsory purchase rights of vendors.
Ardent advises on feasibility options for transport infrastructure and energy & renewables schemes. From concept to completion, our involvement at critical points in the project life-cycle underpins the decision making process, ensuring the project´s integrity.
Valuation and Compensation
For any land assembly including compulsory purchase powers, it is important to ensure an accurate Property Cost Estimate is undertaken. Often around half of the compensation paid is not related to the value of the property.