We're at university together allegra mostyn-owen boris johnson No how no way should any government be allowed to use eminent domain to confiscate property that is underwater. Think about it. Who appraises property value? The government,thats who. So if the government wants a property to build a new mansion for the Mayor or heavy campaign donor, they just appraise a desired property for less than the mortgage and it is theirs, Come’on folks. Start rejecting the socialist left who are doing you in to serve their totalitarian ways.