Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The UK's anti-squatter plan
The UK government has fast-tracked its attempt to change the law to make it easier to evict squatters, and the proposal is set to be debated tomorrow. The charity Housing Justice opposes the Cameron Administration plan. Money quote: "The existing law already allows for the fast track eviction of squatters if the displaced occupier needs the home to live in....The proposed amendment is particularly worrying as it will mean that all of the people currently living in squats will be committing a crime should it come into law. This will create a situation in which tens of thousands of people nationwide stand to lose their home." Independent Catholic News has details.