of property does not give the right of occupation.
The Law (UK)
- Occupation of property
without prior consent of the owner, is not a
criminal offence, and there is no automatic right
for the owner to use violence or threats, to
regain entrance or to evict the resident
- The Police have no powers
over such a civil dispute.
- The Police are obliged to
stop any unlawful eviction that may cause a
breach of the peace..
the displaced occupier 'displaced residential
Under The Criminal Law Act
1997 as amended and the Criminal Justice and Public
Order Act 1994. You may have the status of a
displaced residential occupier.
As such you may apply to a
Justice of the peace or Commissioner for Oaths for an
order to allow you to enter the premises to evict.
The previous occupiers will then be committing an
offence should they not leave at your request. At
this point you may ask for Police assistance.
The Police have powers under
the above Acts, in order to keep the peace, to arrest
any person who fails to comply with an Order obtained
by a displaced residential occupier
an intended occupier 'protected
Under the above Acts, where
you have obtained a contract to occupy the premises
but have not yet done so, you may obtain the status
of a protected intending occupier.
Where there is evidence that
the intended occupation is not arranged to deprive
the present occupiers of their home, you may be
granted an order to evict the resident occupiers.
This status does not give
you the right to forcibly enter the premises.
for New Hampshire USA
The info below was
sent to me by Tim Pike email@example.com dated 27th August 1999
" I did't find that info online. My
"shoveling" was in law books at the public
library in Concord NH. As far as I can tell squatting
in New Hampshire at worst, is a "Class B"
misdemeanor.This carries a fine of no more that
$500.00 and no jail time. Squatting on State owned
land carries a flat $100.00 fine. "
your security you should check the validity of the above
statements. To the best of my knowledge they are true and
accurate. Roger Lovejoy of ELF www.rogerlovejoy.co.uk/soapbox