Real estate law

Preferential rights

Preferential rights

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If the government (province or municipality for example) establishes a preferential right, it means that the government is the only one who has the right to buy a particular immoveable property. The immoveable property may not be sold to another person. This allows the government to regulate the planning of its territory and prevents speculation driving up prices.

The transfer of ownership negotiations take place between you and the government. It is not necessary to take legal action for this, which makes the negotiation phase very important. It is essential that you are assisted properly during these negotiations. The deal can fail on very small parts, which can result in court proceedings. This is not always in your interest, and the lawyers at De Haij & Van der Wende want to prevent that. We want you to get the best price for your home or plot of land.