Archive for the 'squatting' Category

Shapps: ‘Landlords can legally use force on squatters’ – The Independent

“Homeowners who are victims of squatters can use violence to break in and forcibly remove them, ministers have claimed. Squatters who retaliate or defend themselves will face tough criminal sanctions under measures planned by the Government.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The middle class serial squatters exploiting the law – Daily Telegraph

“A campaign has been launched to criminalise squatting as a rising number of cases exposes loopholes in the law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Related link: How squatters evade the law

Man returns home for wallet to find squatters – BBC News

“A man who returned to his house in Northampton because he forgot his wallet found a homeless Romanian couple and their child attempting to move in.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baxter v Mannion – WLR Daily

Baxter v Mannion [2010] EWHC 573 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 82

“There was no good reason to confine the jurisdiction of the registrar under para 5(a) of Sch 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002 to the correction of procedural mistakes. If any statutory condition which was a prerequisite for registration was shown not to have been satisfied, there was a mistake in the register which the registrar had power to correct.”

WLR Daily, 19th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Jail sentence for squatter conman – BBC News

“A man who posed as a businessman to trick two couples into renting out their homes where he and his wife squatted has been jailed for 15 months.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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