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