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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