Squatting

Squatters Take Over £3m Council Home

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Squatters have moved into a London council home hours before it was sold off at auction for £3m, in protest at Southwark Council selling properties t...

How Many Squatters Have Been Caught By New Law?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK

Almost 70 suspected squatters have ended up before the courts in the year since it became a crime, HuffPost UK can reveal. Ahead of the first anniv...

'Violent Thugs' Throw Rocks At Tory MP Mike Weatherley

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

A Conservative MP had rocks and tomatoes hurled at him after he was ambushed by around 50 "violent thugs" ahead of a talk on squatting, he said tonigh...

Squatters Shown The Door By New Law

PA | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

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...

Does Anyone Actually Want to Criminalise Squatting?

Sarah Marsh | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah Marsh

When asked, "What will you do if you lose your right to squat?" she responded, "These consultations are governments just going through the motions but they don't mean anything. Getting arrested and being fined, which is what will happen if squatting is made illegal; I don't know what I will do."

Is It Wrong To Make Squatting Illegal?

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK Politics

Chris began squatting six years ago after the death of his grandmother. Thrown out of her home and served with an eviction notice he couldn’t read b...