A new law that makes squatting illegal comes into force today.
The legislation has caused great controversy. Those protecting the rights of people whose properties have been occupied say the change from civil to criminal offence is long overdue. While charities working with homeless people are worried the new law will lead to more people living on the streets.
Fred interviews Duncan Shrubsole from the homelessness charity 'Crisis', about a controversial new law making it easier to evict squatters.
The principle of 'Squatters' Rights' will be scrapped on 1st September. From then police have the power to evict squatters immediately.
From midnight tonight squatting in residential properties will be criminalised.