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Legal Advice for Landlords on Dealing with Squatters

 

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Squatters - A Reprieve for Property Owners

It has been announced that the Secretary of State for Justice, Sir Kenneth Clarke, has asked his department to devise a law that will save property owners from having to bring civil proceedings against squatters.

Currently, squatters may legally enter an empty property providing that they do not cause damage when gaining access. Under the Government proposals, police will be empowered to seize buildings and bring criminal charges against such individuals, who will face jail.

In addition, the Department for Communities and Local Government has issued guidance to homeowners on their rights where their property has been unlawfully occupied.

Advice on dealing with squatters in your home

Updates will appear on this website. However, if you have any queries, please contact our Landlord and Tenant team on 0800 781 3894.

Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts

Get in touch with us today if you want to discuss issues you are having with squatters in the Birkenhead, Wirral, Liverpool, Cheshire or Merseyside area.

To contact Sarah Marriott or any other members of the property law team, simply call 0800 781 3894 or complete the enquiry form on this page.

Thank you so much for sorting it all out, I'm so happy! Very efficient and such a pleasant solicitors to use. We will definitely recommend you guys and use you ourselves again in the future when the time comes.
Once again thank you so much!!!

- SH ON SARAH MARRIOTT

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