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Squatters in Homes Outlawed as Criminals Latest Articles, Property Investment News

Squatters who move into homes will commit a criminal offence under proposals announced by the government.

Following consultation, the government will introduce the new offence of entering a residential building as a trespasser.

Squatters, occupiers of land or a building without consent of the owner, will commit the offence if:

  • They enter a home without permission
  • They live in a home knowing or when they ought to know they are a trespasser

The new law will only apply to houses, houses in multiple occupation and blocks of flats. Continue reading Squatters in Homes Outlawed as Criminals


Squatters to lose free court help to fight evictions Landlord Law, Latest Articles

Legal Aid LogoSquatters are losing the right to claim legal aid to fight landlords and other property owners in court.

A clause in the new Sentencing, Legal Aid and Punishment of Offenders Bill will shut the door on squatters who combat efforts to evict them with free legal advice as the public purse foots the bill. Landlords and property owners will still have to pay their own legal costs. Continue reading Squatters to lose free court help to fight evictions


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