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    Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    Yeah, its the daily mail but...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...atters-in.html

    Once a squatter gets in your property, there's not a lot you can do...
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    so they claim it was empty for two years with no one living there and all his belongings packed. Yet they have his tv and his dvd collection? Well something doesn't add up. This been the daily mail of course they didn't bother to find out that fact at all.

    Its an amazing thing the entitlement culture some people have, the same as those who are complaining housing benefit be capped at £21k per year.
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    That property looks severely dilapidated, it's far more plausible that the property has been empty for 2 years than this guy living with it in that state for so long and it just getting squatted the week he goes away.

    Yeah the squatters are neither native, nor particularly in dire poverty, but they're actually making use of the place.
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Yeah the squatters are neither native, nor particularly in dire poverty, but they're actually making use of the place.
    So enforce a minimum rent on vacant property owners - don't just allow squatters to live rent free.
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    So enforce a minimum rent on vacant property owners - don't just allow squatters to live rent free.
    H&S would shut that place down faster than you could blink, if it was rented.
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    so they claim it was empty for two years with no one living there and all his belongings packed. Yet they have his tv and his dvd collection?
    It's better than that...

    There’s no sink, no running water, no electricity, no carpets and the place was filthy. All of the owner’s stuff was packed away and stored.
    So how are they making use of his TV and DVD collection?!

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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    That's just rediculous - if they are over here as students and can't afford to rent anywhere then they should be deported back to where they came from - that'd solve his problem.

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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    Of course since it's illegal to break in, they claim "the door was open".

    Smash a window or door and repair it later, who's to know?
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash477 View Post
    That's just rediculous - if they are over here as students and can't afford to rent anywhere then they should be deported back to where they came from - that'd solve his problem.
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    And of course, you full well know that if you tried anything like that, you'd be squatting in the home of a bouncer, who would bounce in with all of his mates, and bounce you all out of the upstairs window.

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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    after reading the story, i thinks it's doubtful that the owner only left a week ago, but who knows the truth? why would a rich hotelier live in a house without a sink? and why would the neighbours say the property was vacant for 2 years...

    i think a few fibs have been told on both sides. if what the owner said is true, then that's a tragic story. if he's insured he should just burn it down and make it look like the Italians did it, a flaming vespa should do the trick.
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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    who knows the true facts of this as its been reported through the DM..but its disgusting anyway, even if its been empty for 2 years they should have no right to do this..live there until the owner requests you to leave, sure, but effectively stealing the house?

    "Squatters rights" are another aspect of UK law that needs fixing really, a throwback to the dark ages imo..makes you scared to be a homeowner..

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    Re: Man leaves home for a week - 15 squatters move in

    In the middle of completely refurbishing his five-bedroom house
    Did people not see this line?

    Possible reason as to why it looks so dilaptiated or a reason as to why it is being refurbished?
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