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Life gets more difficult for squatters … maybe

It has become a criminal offence to squat in a residential building. The offence is punishable by up to six months in prison or a fine of up to £5,000. It is necessary to prove the occupant entered as a trespasser, knows or ought to have known they were trespassing and is living or intends to live in the premises. The new offence came into effect on 1st September 2012 and is created …Read More