At Howkins & Harrison we specialise in acting for landowners in dealing with issues relating to utilities, easements, wayleaves and rights of way.

This could be dealing with practical issues like fencing off a working width, ensuring you have a suitable water supply, or, it could be dealing with financial issues like compensation for loss of land, loss in value of property, or crop loss.

We can also assist with the legal issues associated with the documents required by the acquiring authority.

We have fully qualified chartered surveyors and members of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, available to help and advise you.

In most cases, the acquiring authority will cover our fees, so don’t be put off seeking professional help.

Typical schemes we are involved with include:

  • New or burst water mains
  • New or burst sewerage mains
  • New roads
  • New rail lines or network upgrades (including HS2)
  • New electrical lines, over or underground cables, site compounds
  • Mobile telecommunication masts

Examples of the typical acquiring authorities who we will act against on, behalf of our clients include:

  • HS2
  • Severn Trent Water
  • South Staffordshire Water
  • Anglian Water
  • Western Power
  • National Grid
  • The Highways Agency
  • The Environment Agency
We can help advise and work with you to ensure you protect your assets and get the best possible outcome for you and your business.