Compulsory Purchase Order

Local authorities may acquire land or property for development through a compulsory purchase process.

Programme for Vacant/Derelict Properties

A major programme of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) is being introduced by Local Authorities. It is expected that local authorities will purchase vacant properties through their compulsory purchase powers, even when these dwellings are not suitable for social housing.

The objective is for local authorities to acquire at least 2,500 vacant units by 2026 and present them to the market for sale.