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Gaynor Miller Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers and Valuers, Agronomists

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors



The compulsory purchase of property is widely utilised by local authorities and semi State bodies throughout Ireland for many infrastructural and urban renewal projects.

The statutory process involved in compulsory purchases is very complex and has evolved over a period of 200 years.

The various acts governing compulsory purchase orders (CPO's) are inter related and complex. There is also a large body of case law on CPO's, where the courts have attempted to clarify some of the issues brought before them.

The entitlement to compensation and the procedures of CPO’s vary according to the acquiring public authority and the legislation under which that body operates.

The role of properly qualified and experienced valuers in the negotiation of compulsory purchase compensation is critically important. Specialised expertise is required so that the complex legal aspects of the procedures & compensation are correctly dealt with.

Our Company

With over 30 years of practical experience and an in-depth knowledge of the laws and procedures involved in Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO’s), our service in this area is unsurpassed. Gaynor Miller has provided an unparalleled professional service in this highly specialised area to well over 2,000 property owners. We deal with all types of property including farms, dwelling houses, development land and commercial property etc.

We have acted as one of the main valuers for property owners on most of Ireland’s largest infrastructural projects including:

  1. RANGE OF CPO PROJECTS – click for range of CPO Projects
  2. CPO's AT TOWNS & IN URBAN AREAS – click for range of CPO Projects

    Our team has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in dealing with development and potential development lands affected by a compulsory purchase order (CPO). We have represented property owners on numerous schemes in cities and towns throughout Ireland.

  3. CPO's AFFECTING DWELLING HOUSES – click for range of CPO Projects

    Gaynor Miller has a high level of expertise and experience in dealing with the acquisition of dwelling houses as part of a compulsory purchase order (CPO). We have acted for the owners of the majority of house acquisitions on the major road projects that we have been involved in.

  4. GAS, WATER AND SEWERAGE WAYLEAVES – click for range of CPO Projects

    We have more experience of acting for property owners on wayleaves (rights of way) and easements on gas, water and sewerage pipelines than practically any other company in Ireland.

  5. CPO's RAIL PROJECTS – click for range of CPO Projects

    We have been involved in a number of rail projects including the Dunboyne commuter rail project. We also act as valuers for landowners affected by the closure of rail crossings.

Types of Properties

We have worked on all of the following type of properties for claimants/landowners:

  • All categories of farms
  • Dwelling Houses
  • Development Land
  • Potential Development Land
  • Commercial Properties – Industrial, Office, Retail

Our Compulsory Purchase Services:

  • Assessment, preparation and negotiation of claims for compensation
  • Negotiation of accommodation works – physical works undertaken by acquiring authority
  • Representation at oral hearings
  • Acting as expert witness in arbitration, assessment and court proceedings
  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Statements

With our expertise and experience we can ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved in each CPO case.

Contact us

Unit 1B Kilminchy Court
Dublin Road
Co. Laois
R32 YP1D

Telephone: +353 57 8678080

Fax: +353 57 8678081

Email: info@gaynormiller.ie