Valuing the business of a café in circumstances where an alternative location for the business was not available. The claim was based in part on the premise that the café had not been developed to its full potential due to the fact that the compulsory purchase order had been known about for some years.
Assessing the merits of the claim from a charity shop under a compulsory purchaser order, advising on the additional information required in order to substantiate the claim and advising on the areas of negotiation and possible settlement figures. The shop acted as a drop off location for donations which were sold at other shops, making it difficult to determine the underlying profitability of the branch impacted by the compulsory purchase. In addition, the developer was conscious of the negative publicity of striking a hard bargain with a charity which meant that a different approach to advising on the negotiations was required.
Assessing the merits of a claim made by a café owner under a compulsory purchaser order, identifying the additional information required in order to conclude on the amount of compensation payable and advising on the areas for negotiation and possible settlement figures. The assessment was made more complex by the fact that the claimant was attempting to take the opportunity arising from the relocation to transform their business from a café into a bar.