Recovering Costs After Enforcement Action


Last year we successfully executed an Order for Sale on a long term empty property in the City. I had been involved with the property for about two years prior and had clocked up around 30 hours in total on the case, for which we were able to recharge and take from the sale proceedings, as did our legal department.

My question is: other than an Enforced Sale, does anyone know if legislation dictates that the cost of officer time is recoverable for any other type of enforcement action? I'm not talking about recovering costs for, say, works carried out in default but for officer time spent on a case resulting in enforcement action?

Any information would be much appreciated.


Many thanks,

Scott Tunnicliffe, Plymouth City Council

miscellaneous issues

I understand EDMO allows you to recover your management costs. I guess it depends upon how you define management.


Sue Li

Compulsory Purchase and Enforcement Officer

Derby City Council