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This annoys me

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Re: This annoys me

I'm aware there a moves in progress to deal with some aspects of squatting...
But for the life of me I have never understood the whole concept of "squatters rights" and their seeming immunity from prosecution for blatantly "stealing" somebody elses property. With the onus of costs of recovery being on the rightful owner. I just think its entirely wrong.
Does any other country in the world have this diabolical legal anomaly?
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Re: This annoys me

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Does any other country in the world have this diabolical legal anomaly?

No idea but it might be yet another explanaton why the UK seems to favourite amongst assylum seekers, romanian gypsies and all sorts.
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I just think its entirely wrong.

Quite.
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Re: This annoys me

I wonder how squatters would feel if another group of squatters took over the property they were "using" while they were out.
With the boot on the other foot, might suddenly change an opinion or two...
Has it ever happened I wonder.
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Re: This annoys me

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Does any other country in the world have this diabolical legal anomaly?

And I thought it was a typically baffling British phenomenon. Seems I was wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting
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Re: This annoys me

Quote from: Petlew
I wonder how squatters would feel if another group of squatters took over the property they were "using" while they were out.
With the boot on the other foot, might suddenly change an opinion or two...
Has it ever happened I wonder.
Boot on the other foot..........I think you are quite close to the solution there, a bit of anal levitation administered by a 12 size boot might be what is required !
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Re: This annoys me

About the squatters moving in other people's properies, there are shortages of affordable accommodatoion available for people to rent or buy while for example the scottish parliament has a policy that there will be no homlessnes in scotland by the end of 2012.  I don't know about the rest of the UK.
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Shortages or not (and that may actually be debatable, if the suggested number of empty local authority homes are taken into account around the country) I don't see that excuses the invasion of somebody else's property.
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Re: This annoys me

I'm with Petlew on this one.  There are no reasons that should allow squatters to take over someone else's property. Fortunately the government is changing the law to make it a criminal offence.