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Nick Martyn comments in the Financial Times 2 June 2012

7th June 2012

Nick Martyn comments in the Financial Times article

Squatters target expensive London homes

By Tanya Powley

The article explores the rise in squatters occupying expensive homes in exclusive London locations and the proposed changes to the law relating to squatters which recently received Royal Assent. The effect of the changes will criminalise all squatting in residential buildings. In his comments to the FT, Nick identifies misconceptions concerning the criminal status of squatters in certain circumstances under the current law. He comments

"It is already a criminal offence to squat in a residential property if the house is occupied or intended to be occupied by its owner" said Nick Martyn, property litigation lawyer at law firm Mundays. He said the problem was lack of enforcement.

The full article is available via the subscription section of the Financial Times here

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