Already 236 people are claiming compensation from Farnborough airport, for decreased house value

In 2010 Farnborough airport expanded their West One Apron from from 19,800 square metres to 32,600 square metres, providing facilities for a greater number of aircraft. Residents in the area say the value of their house has been decreased due to noise and other physical factors. The Lands Tribunal recently ruled that residents whose property values had decreased due to the expansion of Farnborough airport could pursue a compensation claim against the airport’s operators. Hugh James is the law firm representing the claimants, which is currently 236 people (at the 9th November). Neil Stockdale, head of environmental law at Hugh James commented: “TAG Farnborough Airport has developed a huge operation widely regarded as Europe’s leading business aviation centre and my clients feel the impact on them hasn’t been taken into account and that’s what they’re pursuing these claims….It doesn’t take much for each claim to be worth £ X, you multiply that by the number of properties affected and you would expect many hundreds of thousands if not millions of ££s in compensation.” Residents have until 28 May 2017 to claim, but cases will need to be prepared for lodging with the Tribunal. That takes time so people should get their claims in sooner rather than later.
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Over 200 residents claim compensation from TAG Farnborough Airport

9th November 2015

Eagle Radio

Hundreds of residents could be entitled to millions in compensation from TAG Farnborough Airport.

In 2010 the airport expanded their West One Apron from from 19,800 square metres to 32,600 square metres, providing facilities for a greater number of aircraft.

Residents in the area say the value of their house has been decreased due to noise and other physical factors.

The Lands Tribunal recently ruled that residents whose property values had decreased due to the expansion of Farnborough airport could pursue a compensation claim against the airport’s operators.

Hugh James is the law firm representing the claimants, which is currently 236 people (from 09/11/2015).

Neil Stockdale is their head of environmental law:
“TAG Farnborough Airport has developed a huge operation widely regarded as Europe’s leading business aviation centre and my clients feel the impact on them hasn’t been taken into account and that’s what they’re pursuing these claims.”

He tells Eagle Radio the compensation fee could even run into millions in total:
“It doesn’t take much for each claim to be worth X pounds, you multiply that by the number of properties affected and you would expect many hundreds of thousands if not millions of pounds in compensation.”

Residents have until 28 May 2017 to claim, but Neil tells Eagle Radio:
“People can’t wait until the last minute as cases will need to be prepared for lodging with the Tribunal and this will take time.”

http://www.964eagle.co.uk/news/local-news/1785287/over-200-residents-claim-compensation-from-tag-farnborough-airport/

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Lands Tribunal rules that residents near Farnborough can claim if their homes have been devalued by more flights

The Lands Tribunal has ruled that residents impacted by operations at Farnborough Airport, whose homes have been devalued by flights, can claim against the airport operators TAG. Law firm Hugh James is already dealing with 200 claimants and estimates that compensation could run into the millions.  The ruling concerns claims for compensation under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973, which provides a right to compensation where property value has been depreciated by increases in noise and other physical factors caused by the use of certain works including airports. The deputy president of the Lands Tribunal ruled that claims can proceed for any depreciation in property values caused by the addition of the airport’s West One Apron, completed in May 2010. This Apron was considered to be a substantial alteration built with the purpose of providing facilities for a greater number of aircraft. A partner at Hugh James said: “It’s yet to be determined whether any depreciation has been caused to property values and if so by how much, but it will now be the subject of ongoing proceedings.” Any claims for compensation arising out of the decision will need to be brought prior to the expiry of the statutory limitation period in May 2017. Other claims for work done at the airport in 2002 cannot be made, as these are now out of time.

http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2015/10/lands-tribunal-rules-that-residents-near-farnborough-can-claim-if-their-homes-have-been-devalued-by-more-flights/

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