Dealing with past large infrastructure schemes such as HS1, Crossrail, the M25 and Stansted Airport, the Knight Frank HS2 team has detailed, expert knowledge and a vast database of comparable properties.
This enables us to advise on compensation, compulsory purchase, statutory blight and other issues faced by property owners affected by this potential obstacle.
Even once construction starts and the London to Birmingham HS2 Rail link is operational, current compensation legislation for noise and other blight factors, particularly the impact on the enjoyment of a view, is either too slow to kick in or unsatisfactory in its breadth of coverage.
While Knight Frank takes no position on the merits or otherwise of the scheme, it believes that the UK’s current planning system, and the time it takes to implement large infrastructure schemes, causes an unacceptable amount of uncertainty for those affected.
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