Compensation rights for land use regulation: the findings of crossnational comparative research (RICS)

Published September 2010

In countries where land-use regulations and development controls operate, they often cause changes in the economic value of real property. Where the effect is downwards, do landowners have a right to claim compensation from the planning authorities? This topic addresses an inherent 'raw nerve' of planning law and practice, bearing deep economic, social and ethical implications. Yet, this paper will report on the first large-scale systematic comparative research ever conducted on this topic.