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Tony Chase



I’m a Partner and Head of Compensation here at Gerald Eve, based in the West End. I have more than 35 years’ experience of a wide range of valuation and other professional work but specialise in compulsory purchase and compensation, advising both acquiring authorities and claimants.

I advise acquiring authorities and developers and provide specialist advice on all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation from the early stages through to negotiation and settlement of claims. In addition, I provide strategic and technical advice, and the negotiation of purchases by agreement, in advance of compulsory acquisition.

I have also been a member of various Government working parties and steering groups looking into improvements to compulsory purchase and compensation legislation, and regularly speak at seminars for surveyors and other professionals on compulsory purchase and compensation.

My key clients include: AS Watson (Superdrug, The Perfume Shop & Hutchison 3G), Budgen Stores, Costa, Fenwick, H Samuel, Jewson, Marks and Spencer, Ocado, WH Smith, Halfords, Sussex Yacht club, Grosvenor, Barratt Homes, Redrow Homes, Vodafone, Surrey County Council and Cheshire East Council.



  • Residential and retail development – I advised a potential developer of existing residential and retail properties in east London on a wide range of compensation issues, and negotiation of individual property purchases and compensation claims.
  • Business disturbance – I advised on the preparing, negotiating and settling claims for compensation for the relocation of businesses whose properties were acquired for the High Speed Two rail scheme.
  • Development land owners – I advised on compensation for overhead electricity lines, particularly in relation to residential development land, and appearing as an expert witness in a major case at a hearing of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

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