What Are Squatters Rights in the UK and Prevention Strategies

  Most people have heard about squatters and the risk they present to residential property. From the moment a residential property is vacated the property is at risk from unwelcome entry and unauthorised use by squatters – those who take over the residence and occupy it.In the UK, squatting in a residential property is illegal, something which has reduced the rights of squatters who take over private homes. The term ‘squatters rights’ famously surfaced in the 70s, when squatting in residential properties was a popular way to secure accommodation. Squatters would gain entry and paste a poster on the door, announcing their occupation of the property and claim the right not to be disturbed, reminding the property owner and even the police that it would be an offence to force entry to try to evict them.Since the law changed in September 2012, to protect residential homes, the right of occupation...
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Landlords rejoice at news that squatting is to become a criminal offence

The Landlord Syndicate, a network of companies providing a complete support centre for landlords, are relieved by the news that squatting is to become a criminal offence as of September
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Landlord Action deliver petition against squatting

Landlord Action, an organisation specialising in helping landlords with problem tenants, has delivered a petition signed by 1400 people to 10 Downing Street, in an effort of criminalise squatting.
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Landlords urged to protect properties from squatters

Founder of Landlord Action Paul Shamplina explained people moving into a property without permission are a "big problem" for landlords.
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