Compulsory Purchase order and Proposed Demolition of street

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11:07 AM, 8th April 2015
About 4 years ago

Compulsory Purchase order and Proposed Demolition of street

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Compulsory Purchase order and Proposed Demolition of street

I own a property on Beever Street Goldthorpe and have been made aware of the proposed demolition of the odd numbers 1 – 37 by Barnsley Council.

The street has suffered years of neglect which makes it virtually impossible to let. Every house gets broken into and trashed. The council and police do nothing, leaving landlords to foot the bill for a mortgage, the damage, shuttering the properties and then the council has the temerity to charge 150% council tax for a long term empty!

The proposed compulsory purchase orders will only give landlords the current market value, leaving many of us massively out of pocket through no fault of our own

What can I and other landlords in the street do?

Adrian comp



Comments

Mark Smith (Barrister-At-Law)

11:37 AM, 8th April 2015
About 4 years ago

Dear Adrian and others,

There is no mechanism in CPO for any payment other than current MV (unless there is ransom or marriage value, not likely in this case).

Who's fault is it that the values have declined? If the Council has pursued a deliberate policy of run down preparatory to the CPO, to the extent that they have abandoned their statutory duties, there may be a complaint to the LG Ombudsman, or judicial review.

Anthony Endsor

11:55 AM, 8th April 2015
About 4 years ago

I can hardly believe I am reading this. Beever Street, Goldthorpe? I nearly bought a house on that very road back in 2009. This was one where it was sourced through a rogue property sourcing company. I couldn't buy it in the end because the surveyor put a full retention on it. This was number 21, which it seems will be demolished now.

I feel sorry for you in your situation, and it seems I have had a lucky escape in a way. I'm not sure what you can do now, but certainly the Council should pay at least full market value in this case.

David Sanderson

12:02 PM, 8th April 2015
About 4 years ago

Hi Adrian,

sympathies, indeed.
Have you tried . . ?

https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/housing/private-housing/empty-residential-properties/empty-homes-schemes-and-initiatives

I hope you can get assistance or a realistic value.

Joe Bloggs

12:04 PM, 8th April 2015
About 4 years ago

any negative blight impact on value should be discounted from OMV. this however assumes the CPO caused the blight. if its the other way round then it wont apply. you should get other compo as well.

John Frith

16:42 PM, 8th April 2015
About 4 years ago

I have been through a similar experience. The valuers the council will use will know to tow the line and give VERY low valuations, or they won't get used again. You can get your own (more realistic) valuation and argue the toss. Might get a little more.

I would recommend that you speak to the council and ask if they have any other properties that will swap you for. Seems to be a bit more leeway to get a better deal this way.

In the past, I've benefited from both these stategies.

don haley

21:42 PM, 8th April 2015
About 4 years ago

had dealings with CPO leeds city council going back some years first knowing the law and enforcing is difficult to do and very costly all council are the same and no solicitors no matter what they tell you will not act in your best interest as they do not want to fall out with any council it not worth it to them what you need is an out of the area a valuer who specialises in CPO my property valued by inland revenue 12k by local valuer 60k out of area valuer 120k and thats what i got plus cost of valuer fees see the difference fact is they do run the area down they want people leave and the council end up paying nothing for some properties you have to stick them out the other way is get somebody in as tenant paying rent and do a deal and give them the rent back because other wise you have had it because what they will say it tax payers money and have to work in the best interest of the tax payer and be warned you are dealing with people and if they have to many problems they will have it burnt to the ground there is a lot of money at stake in CPO areas make no mistake they are legalised criminals who hide behind the law

AllinLeedsRooms

9:54 AM, 9th April 2015
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "don haley" at "08/04/2015 - 21:42":

Hi don

Do you recall the name of your valuer?

Regards

Adrian

don haley

15:28 PM, 9th April 2015
About 4 years ago

hi Adrian how could I forget David Hornsby he work for robinson valuers in wakefield and left set up on is own he just specialised in CPO he travel up down the country so he did not bother if he upset any one in any council he just work in the client best interest and this is who you need some one like this on your side.
because this is some years ago I do not have any contact details


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