Squatters - What to do: a practical guide to dealing with squatters

Since the 1 September 2012 squatting in a Residential Building has been a criminal offence with squatters facing up to six months in jail and/or up to a £5000 fine.

So what does a landowner do if they find squatters in their Residential Building?

The starting point is to speak to the squatters to explain the law and to advise them that unless they leave immediately the police will be called.

Peter Ling suggests some useful tips on what you need to be aware of when dealing with squatters.

photo:Peter Ling
Peter Ling
Chartered Legal Executive
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