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Squatting in mansions: The risk to residential as well as commercial premises

Since the beginning of this year, the so called Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians has occupied a number of multimillion pound residential properties in and around Belgravia.  Autonomous Nation’s cause is to highlight the number of properties sitting vacant, whilst the number of homeless people continues to rise. Their occupation of a £14 million mansion

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Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Since 1 September 2012, it has been a criminal offence to squat in residential property. However, how does this interact with the right of a squatter to claim ownership by way of adverse possession where he has been in possession of the property for the requisite 10 years but squatting has subsequently been criminalised? The

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The fight continues to stamp out squatting

Since 1 September 2012, it has been a criminal offence to squat in residential property, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 6 months and/or a fine of up to £5,000 (you may remember my blog posted on 25 October 2012 about the first prosecution). Many in the property industry feel that the law doesn’t

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First Prosecution For Squatting In Residential Premises

Since 1 September 2012 it has been a criminal offence to squat in a residential property. The new offence is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 6 months and/or a fine of up to £5,000. Following the introduction of the new law, a flurry of arrests was reported to squatters’ support groups such as