I'm amazed there's no case for trespass, criminal damage, theft etc. And I think it's appalling that squatting in a private home is considered some kind of trivial or civil matter in the first place - never mind legal. There's an enoromous difference between a derelict/abandoned building being occupied and people forcing their way into an occupied house when the owner has only been away for a few days. Ridiculous.
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my mind boggles. especially coming from a country where there is no such thing as squatters rights. poor lady. hope her insurance pays up and goes after the family. the cheek of the family telling neighbours that the lady had died nd they are renting from her relatives...
I thought there was a very clear distinction in law between squatters who had occupied an empty property, and squatters in someone's home, who could be evicted very quickly.
this direct gov link is pretty clear that "If you currently live in your home and come back to find squatters who wont leave, this would make you a displaced residential occupier. You should call the police to report a crime." So I wonder if there is more to this story than meets the eye (and conveniently fits in with the govt's new proposals to get tougher on all forms of squatting [cynical - moi?])