- Compulsory purchase orders are used if a property is needed for infrastructure
- Estate agents have warned that the number of orders served will increase
Imagine being forced to sell your home against your wishes to make way for future development in your area.
It seems far-fetched in a country where property rights are firmly enshrined in law, but this is what happens when homeowners are served with what is called a compulsory purchase order.
Compulsory purchase orders are used when all or part of your property is needed for new infrastructure, such as a road, railway, or utilities, or to regenerate an area to provide new housing and amenities.