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Man Leaves Home For A Week So It Can Be Decorated And 15 Squatters Move In

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I can't believe this is actually legal (civil matter). This country is so screwed up.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1322246/Man-leaves-home-week-decorated-15-squatters-in.html

Ask them politely to move out. If they do not, then threaten to film the sequel to 'Hostel', with them as the starring cast.

This really is one of the most ridiculous laws ever thought up.

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This really is one of the most ridiculous laws ever thought up.

Ha! That does'nt even get into my top ten of ridiculos laws.

In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

However, in Chester you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

A Welsh Person:

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[Also in York, excluding Sundays, it is apparently legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.]

In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless they are a clerk in a tropical fish store.

It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full coat of armour.

Sleeping with a consort of the queen is classified as treason, and as such carries a maximum penalty of death.

Placing a postage stamp of the queen upside down, is also considered treason.

It is unlawful to impersonate an Chelsea pensioner

The following is legal though:

A male may urinate in public, so long as it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle, and his right hand is on the vehicle.

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[Also in York, excluding Sundays, it is apparently legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.]

I always wondered why there's a shop on Stonegate that sells the things. That would also explain why, unlike most of the tourist emporia surrounding it, the place does not open on Sundays.

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In British Colombia, it is illegal to kill a sasquatch.

In Scotland

It is illegal to be drunk and in possession of a cow.

In America

it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

[in Texas] a new anti crime law has been introduced, requiring criminals to give their intended victims 24 hour notice, either orally or in writing to explain the nature of the crime.

A Kentucky law states that burglary can only be committed at night.

Georgia has a law prohibiting people from saying 'oh boy' in public.

In Winnetka, Illinois, theatre managers can kick out any patron who has 'odorous feet'.

In Florida, it is illegal to have sexual relations with a porcupine.

In Kentucky, no female is allowed to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is escorted by at least two police officers, or she is armed with a club. :lol::lol:

In Kenosha , Wisconsin it is illegal to have an erection in public. Even if you have clothes on.

In Alabama it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.:lol:

In Jasper, Alabama, it is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb.

In Arizona it is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.

In Alaska:

It is illegal to give alcoholic beverages to a moose.

it is an offence to push a live moose out of a moving aeroplane.

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I always wondered why there's a shop on Stonegate that sells the things. That would also explain why, unlike most of the tourist emporia surrounding it, the place does not open on Sundays.

Makes perfect Sense to me. :D

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I can't believe this is actually legal (civil matter). This country is so screwed up.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1322246/Man-leaves-home-week-decorated-15-squatters-in.html

The must be something more to the story, because if he owns the house then he has the right under the housing act to break into it and evict squatters with any reasonable force. If they resist they are in breach of the peace and can be arrested.

The squatters quote the 1977 Criminal Law Act as saying that you can't force entry to a building to evict a trespasser (squatter) but that has long since been superseded. For instance if the trepassers forced entrance to the building then that is a criminal matter under the Criminal Justice and Public Order act of 1994. Furthermore it is not longer illegal under the same act for an owner occupier to force entry to their own building.

From the latest parlimentary guidance:

Entry into private property without authority, but without any accompanying criminal conduct or

intent, is not by itself a criminal offence. However, any person, whether or not the landowner,

who uses or threatens violence against either people or property in order to gain entry into

premises, commits an offence under section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977. Landowners risk

prosecution under this provision if violence is used or threatened against squatters; hence few

landlords disregard advice to use the civil remedies available.

22

Received Royal Assent on 3 November 1994

23

Section 75

24

Section 76

6

An offence under section 6 will not be committed by a person if he, or someone acting on his

behalf, is a displaced residential occupier of the premises concerned. A displaced residential

occupier is any person, other than another trespasser, who was using the premises or part of

them as a residence immediately before the trespasser entered.25 This exception is designed to

permit the owner occupier or tenant who is absent from his home for a short period, and who

returns to find his premises squatted, to take direct action to evict trespassers without any need to

initiate court proceedings and without fear of committing an offence. A displaced residential

occupier must still take care not to commit other offences such as assault or actual bodily harm.

The 1977 Act introduced a major new criminal offence against would-be squatters. It is an

offence for any trespasser who enters as a trespasser to fail to leave premises if asked to do so by

a displaced residential occupier or a person who is a protected intending occupier (PIO). PIOs

are those who have been designated to occupy a property by a local authority or housing

association, or those who find that a property that they have just bought has been occupied while

the sale was being transacted.26 There is no offence of failing to leave until a request has been

made to do so. PIOs must produce statements proving their status; if this is done satisfactorily

the police can be requested to remove the trespassers.

The Criminal Law Act 1977 introduced other criminal offences in connection with squatting. It

is a criminal offence for a person on the premises as a trespasser, having entered as such, to have

with him any weapon of offence, i.e. anything which has been made or adapted for causing

injury to another.27 Section 9 made it an offence for a trespasser to enter diplomatic or consular

buildings, unless he can show that he does not believe them to be diplomatic or consular

premises. It is also an offence to resist or intentionally obstruct any person who is an officer of

the court executing a possession order issued by the County or High Court.28 Section 10 is

worded so that it applies to resistance or intentional obstruction of an officer executing any order

which could have been brought under Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules, even if the

landowner used ordinary possession proceedings.

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Couple of babes in the picture. Looks like they're Italian studento-communistos funded by the bank of Mama & Papa. I reckon the owner should negotiate - with his "skin condition" he'll find it hard to get a better score.

Headline gives the impression he'd just nipped out, but the squatters say property was vacant for two years. This is no big deal. Adverse possession is established policy, and these jokers are nowhere near it. Just having it on.

And what a crappy kitchen for a £7000000000000 London residence.

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If someone did that to me, they'd be walking down the street one day and get a container full of One Shot sulphuric acid drain unblocker in the face.

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If someone did that to me, they'd be walking down the street one day and get a container full of One Shot sulphuric acid drain unblocker in the face.

Obviously that would be going too far. And would get you serious prison time.

The italian students pictured look like a nice bunch. They also seem a bit young and niave.

Maybe they thought that they were highlighting the ridiculousness of housing in London.

Right sentiment, wrong idea.

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From some of the comments over at the standard report of this story

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23889633-i-moved-out-for-decorators-and-squatters-took-over-my-house.do

it appears there is in fact a thing called "Displaced Residential Occupier (DRO)" and the police should be able to remove the squatters without any paperwork. Squatters rights doesn't apply as that's only for empty properties. It's a shame the police in these cases like to make out they can't intervene because its a civil matter.

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Ha! That does'nt even get into my top ten of ridiculos laws.

In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

However, in Chester you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

A Welsh Person:

article-1243990-07E5B3C4000005DC-341_468x286.jpg

[Also in York, excluding Sundays, it is apparently legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.]

In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless they are a clerk in a tropical fish store.

It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full coat of armour.

Sleeping with a consort of the queen is classified as treason, and as such carries a maximum penalty of death.

Placing a postage stamp of the queen upside down, is also considered treason.

It is unlawful to impersonate an Chelsea pensioner

The following is legal though:

A male may urinate in public, so long as it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle, and his right hand is on the vehicle.

I do wonder where these obscure laws we keep hearing about actually come from as most of them are just made up, I reckon. Although, it is (or at least was) unlawful to impersonate a Chealsea pensioner, and is (or was) a potential act of treason to shag the King's wife.

Back to the point though. One of the comments on that article gets it's right, I think. It's true that trespass is not a criminal offence (usually) however, changing the locks is surely criminal damage so the cops can barge in and arrest the lot of them.

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The must be something more to the story, because if he owns the house then he has the right under the housing act to break into it and evict squatters with any reasonable force. If they resist they are in breach of the peace and can be arrested.

The squatters quote the 1977 Criminal Law Act as saying that you can't force entry to a building to evict a trespasser (squatter) but that has long since been superseded. For instance if the trepassers forced entrance to the building then that is a criminal matter under the Criminal Justice and Public Order act of 1994. Furthermore it is not longer illegal under the same act for an owner occupier to force entry to their own building.

From the latest parlimentary guidance:

100% agree. Its not so much the law that is the problem. The owner is an excluded occupier so has every right to force his way back in. The problem is that the police refuse to assist excluded occupiers escort squatters from their property. However if the squatters where in the Chief Cunstables house it would be a different matter <_<

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100% agree. Its not so much the law that is the problem. The owner is an excluded occupier so has every right to force his way back in. The problem is that the police refuse to assist excluded occupiers escort squatters from their property. However if the squatters where in the Chief Cunstables house it would be a different matter <_<

Hmm ... a solution suggests itself ...

The owner collects a few friends and some press, and squats in the chief constable's house ....

Could be one for the toxic pen of Tom Sharpe?

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Hmm ... a solution suggests itself ...

The owner collects a few friends and some press, and squats in the chief constable's house ....

Could be one for the toxic pen of Tom Sharpe?

His latest is to be called "the Wilt inheritence" I hear. I'm sure he could weave this into the plot!

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His latest is to be called "the Wilt inheritence" I hear. I'm sure he could weave this into the plot!

Nah, can't see Wilt doing anything like that. Things happen to him unbidden. If he got squatted, I expect a sequence of increasingly bizarre accidents would see the squatters eventually fleeing.

Though come to think of it, if the Wilt quads are at an enterprising age, they might take just such an initiative ...

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