Squatting to be made illegal

Squatters will face up to six months in prison and so-called squatters' rights scrapped as it becomes a criminal offence in England and Wales tomorrow.

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Andy Slaughter comment on squatters law

Homeowners around the country are concerned about squatters and rightly want assurances from this Tory-led Government that their properties will be protected.

The distress squatters can cause to families, as well as the financial damage they do, is completely unacceptable.

– Shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter