Tony Chase


London (West End)

Contact Tony
T: +44 (0)20 7333 6282

Tony is a Partner, and Head of Compensation, at Gerald Eve based in the West End. He has more than 35 years’ experience of a wide range of valuation and other professional work but specialises in compulsory purchase and compensation, advising both acquiring authorities and claimants. He is a member and past chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Panel and a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association, has been a member of various Government working parties and steering groups looking into improvements to compulsory purchase and compensation legislation, and regularly speaks at seminars for surveyors and other professionals on compulsory purchase and compensation.

Specific experience
Advising acquiring authorities and developers, and providing specialist advice, on all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation from the early stages through to negotiation and settlement of claims

The provision of strategic and technical advice, and the negotiation of purchases by agreement, in advance of compulsory acquisition

Providing estimates of compensation in connection with proposed major developments including proposed town centre developments and transport schemes

Preparing, negotiating and settling claims for compensation on behalf of claimants in respect of a wide variety of properties

Advising on related matters including restrictive covenants, the valuation of land having potential ‘ransom value’ and damages claims relating to property interests

Advising on compensation in respect of overhead electricity lines, particularly in relation to residential development land, and appearing as expert witness in a major case at a hearing of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

Negotiating and settling compensation payable under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1973 in relation to road and rail schemes

Preparing reports on the practical and compensation implications of public works schemes on specialist properties including a large industrial undertaking, a national computer centre and a national cross channel electricity supply line

Providing specialist advice to telecommunications operators on the assessment of compensation for compulsory acquisition of rights under the ‘Electronic Communications Code’ introduced by the Digital Economy Act 2017

Advising on the effects of tunnels and utilities running above or under development sites and other properties

Giving evidence on valuation and related matters at planning and compulsory purchase order inquiries and at hearings of the High Court, Lands Tribunal / Upper Tribunal, County Court, Valuation Tribunal and Rent Assessment Committee