Posts Tagged ‘Squatters rights’

It is immoral to stop squatting unless alternative housing is available

by Michael Meacher.

Tomorrow clause 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act kicks in, which will make squatting in residential buildings punishable by up to 6 months’ jail and/or fines of up to £5,000. Given that there are now nearly 5 million households on Council (including ALMO) and Housing Association waiting lists, together with […]

Labour’s shame on empty homes

by Jon Lansman.

Late on Tuesday night, the government rushed through the criminalisation of homeless people squatting in residential buildings with fines of up to £5,000 and a year in jail. To his credit, Labour MP John McDonnell tabled several amendments, including one that would have exempted squatters in buildings which had been empty for six months or […]

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