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However, if there is evidence of forced entry, then this is regarded as criminal damage, and the police have the powers to remove the occupants. If the squatter legally occupies the house, then the owner must prove in court that they have a right to live in the property and that the squatter does not, while the squatter has the opportunity to claim there is not sufficient proof or that the proper legal steps have not been taken. In order to occupy a house legally, a squatter must have exclusive access to that property, that is, be able to open and lock an entrance. The property should be secure in the same way as a normal residence, with no broken windows or locks.
Squatting consists of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have permission to use. According to author Robert Neuwirth, there are one billion squatters globally, that is, about one in every six people on the planet. Yet, according to Kesia Reeve, "squatting is largely absent from policy and academic debate and is rarely conceptualized, as a problem, as a symptom, or as a social or housing movement."
Originally posted by robbinsj
I would simply go to my local walmart or Dicks sporting goods and get a rifle as they will give it to you same day.
I would break the back window, enter and kill all.
When the cops show up I would hand the cops my licence and advise them that they broke in and I defended myself.
Originally posted by Yissachar1
This beggars belief! I am gob smacked that you could leave your house to walk your dog then someone can break in, change your locks and steal your home! Then the gutless PC government will put this person through a court case to get his home back because of thse scumbags human rights! They should be turfed out immediatly, arrested for breaking and entering at the minimum. Serve their sentence then deport them or just deport them immediatly.
I do not want this scum in my country.. And for all yku hand wringers out there... Remember it could be your home next..
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Originally posted by Death_Kron
reply to post by budski
'When I said to them "Why are you here, this is my house", they got in my face shouting at me that they had rented it and they had rights.'
Well they would say that wouldn't they...