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Spain's unlikely squatters

Evicted home owners are reclaiming empty properties from the banks, reports Koren Helbig.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:51:00 2016
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Back-door squatting law is a democracy bypass

The government is ignoring the ‘96 per cent’ to rush through anti-squatting legislation that preys on society’s most vulnerable, says Rueben Taylor..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Squatting law is cause of problems, not a cure

Vyvian Raoul calls for change in England and Wales to avoid more deaths like that of a homeless man outside an empty Kent bungalow.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Why outlawing squatting will be way too expensive

Criminalizing squatters is likely to cost £790 million and deep cuts to legal aid won’t even cover half of that, warns Rueben Taylor.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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‘Grow Heathrow’ could change housing law

A win for the community garden could see private landlords held to account under the European Convention of Human Rights. Michael Pooler reports.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Has renting in London become as risky as squatting?

Jacob Wills laments landlords and local councils’ willingness to evict the capital’s tenants. Could it be because a third of MPs are landlords?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Britain's bedroom tax shame

Patrick Thompson says that the coalition government is denying vulnerable groups a basic human right.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Leave squatters alone!

The government ‘crackdown’ on squatting is a smokescreen for a full-scale attack on society’s most vulnerable, warns Rueben Taylor.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Options for dealing with squatting

A new book looks at the criminalization of squatting in the UK. Vyvian Raoul has more.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Becoming criminal at home

From 1 September squatting residential buildings in England and Wales will be illegal. Phoenix Rainbowsays this is unfair and unworkable.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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