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Hello for background info who is council and how long have you lived there please?
The offer of a telephone call comes out automatically. You can just ignore it.
Please confirm that you own the property.
The compensation that you get under a Compulsory Purchase Order and the process is set by statute.
The Government have produced this leaflet on exactly this:
the Procedure for objections is 3.28 and you may be eligible for legal aid in respect of putting a case for objection although if this is a large block of flats, I can tell you now unlikely that an objection from you in isolation is going to make any difference.
There is a separate booklet in respect of compensation: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/571453/booklet4.pdf
There is a flowchart for claims on page 10.
You are entitled to money in respect of the value of the property and removal expenses, legal expenses, stamp duty, surveyors fees, and a disruption payment.
The process is rather complicated as you appreciate and if having read (the second booklet in particular) you have any queries, I would be happy to deal with those for you
This is your primary residence where you live with your wife and there is no capital gains tax to pay.
1 I suggest that you also get your own valuation done as an arguing point.
3 they could well take more notice if the correspondence comes from a solicitor and do remember that you may be eligible for legal aid
4 see point 3 above
5 there is no capital gains tax on the sale of your main home. I am assuming it isn’t an investment property
6 not applicable
7 not applicable
8 see bottom of page 21 of the second leaflet.
9 I answered this in my earlier reply
I’m afraid that capital gains tax is not my area. I will opt out for another expert.