Can government seize private properties?
In the wake of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, it has been suggested that the government should requisition local empty housing owned by private individuals for those left homeless.
Whatever your political leanings, the suggestion does attract sympathy. However, whether the government could requisition empty investment properties is a different question. To read more, head to Spear's Wealth Management Magazine.
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