Real estate law

Compulsory purchase

Compulsory purchase

Compulsory purchase is a means for the government to forcibly transfer ownership of immoveable property. The government can use this tool if the public interest requires it. This happens, for example, if roads, railways or canals have to be constructed or relocated. The compulsory purchase process is very carefully safeguarded because it is a far-reaching infringement of the property rights of citizens.

The process is lengthy and complicated. The compulsory purchase is first assessed by “The Crown”; it is assessed by royal decree. Legal proceedings will then follow. The court must assess whether the government has complied with all the rules and whether the rights of the citizen have been harmed. It is important to ensure you get the proper assistance in this procedure. The lawyers at De Haij & Van de Wende know how this procedure works. They assist both governments and citizens. As a result, they understand both sides and can represent your interests properly.

Your case and your interests can be very large in compulsory purchase matters. In this case, we will literally stand for your cause. We will ensure you achieve the optimal result. We would be happy to discuss your case at our office. Please don’t hesitate to drop by and pay us a visit, free of obligation.