New guidance has been published by the government this week to ensure that victims of domestic violence can more easily access safe long term accommodation. The guidance is subject to a ten week consultation process which will run until 5 th ...
Squatting is a term describing those who have entered and are living in a property without the permission of the owner or person with the legal right to live there.
You will not be classed as a squatter, but may still be prosecuted if you are a former tenant or licensee and have failed to leave the property after your tenancy or licence has ended. Because you originally had the right or legal permission to enter the premises you cannot be convicted of squatting.
Our housing law experts have a specialist quality mark from the Legal Aid Agency for housing cases, this means that we will often be able to provide assistance to you free of charge if you qualify for help under the legal aid scheme and are based in the North West of England.