Originally posted by dodgygeeza
It's the people who go on holiday to find that drug addicts and selfish scum bags have moved into their family home who deserve to be kicked out.
Those living in abandoned buildings should be allowed to remain as they are looking after the property to a certain extent, especially if the
building is going to be left empty for long period of time.
That is what this law is designed to do. There are many examples of people merely going on holiday, or renovating their house to only come back and
find that it is full of plebs wrecking the place.
When the Police are called, they can't do anything, which I've always thought odd as surely they forced entry?
Never the less, I'm glad they've finally made it illegal. The rest of us have to pay rent or mortgages and if you cannot afford a roof, one will be
provided for you up to £850 a month which, even where I live, is enough to get a 3 Bed semi. People who squat, by and large, are only doing so so
they can continue to live a their "freegan" type lifestyles where they don't pay for anything.
I've yet to see a convincing argument in favour of squatters. There are plenty of homes, there isn't a housing crisis in that sense. The "crisis" is
people wanting to buy their own homes and not being able to afford the deposit, but people can still rent and there are many properties for rent.
Ironically, it is the parents of the people who now cannot afford to buy who drove up the house prices with their buy to lets or 2nd homes. Nobody
ever addresses that though, while bleating that their kid can't afford his first house (My own parents included)
Not only that, but many when they retire cash in on the house value, have a lavish retirement and leave nothing for the kids to enable them to get on
the ladder. Again, all the while wandering why their kid can't afford to buy a home as all the houses cost £300K+....
EDIT: To add, I actually have squatted myself before but always felt bad about it. I also have a reprobate sister who is always on the scrounge who
did the same, but has since realised the council will give her a nicer house for free without the worry.
edit on 31/8/12 by stumason because:
(no reason given)