What’s in it for you? Well, generally speaking your defects will be dealt with much quicker or you will get some kind of cash settlement with a gagging order. They know there is always the chance of a follow up piece. On one occasion a developer, one of the big ones, was approaching homeowners due to be filmed with a gagging order in one hand and a cheque for Â£20,000 in the other. Luckily for the film crew some homeowners didn’t accept.
Remember, if you have signed a gaggging order it doesn’t stop your friends and family telling the press about your story – they would all have to sign one!