Saturday, 8 October 2011
How to avoid losing your home to squatters!!!
Squatting has become a standard way of life for many as property prices and rent sky-rocket. The latest figures produced by the government indicate the estimated number of squatters in the UK lies at around 20,000, however the actual case is very likely to be much higher than that. Squatting is already a criminal offence in Scotland and is punishable by imprisonment or a hefty fine. However the government have closed a consultation on the criminalisation of squatting, which includes proposals ranging from creating an offence of "squatting in buildings", in which the activity illegal, to improving the enforcement available under the existing legal framework. Intending to move house? Need to compare conveyancing to find the best deal for you? Why not visit us at www.helpfulconveyancing.co.uk for your free quote today!