Squatters in Army Qtrs

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by crimsonhussar, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. Poor standards. You would have thought the Poles would have chosen an Officers' quarter to live in. Philistines.
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  2. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    True, but the neighbours are shoite!! :)
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  3. Introduce the Polish builders to some German shepherds...
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  4. The NCO who's son is completing GCSE's seems surprised his Service is coming to an end. Most people in their last few years would look at where they are going to live afterwards and start moving family. Of course he could just talk to the squatters and get some tips, he could save himself a tidy sum to put towards future rent or a mortgage.
  5. I was under the impression that the right of 'Squatting' was forfeited if entry was forced, if so then it becomes trespassing (and so subject to a criminal damage charge)?

    Although I suspect that any damage would have been made good and as such very difficult to prove.

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  6. I can't believe squatters would sink to the depths of moving into married quarters. They must be desperate.
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  7. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    They thought they were getting 'omes fit for eroes'.
  8. The Government will presumably now be bound to spend billions on refurbishing MQs up and down the country to bring them up to standard.
  9. From Warsaw to eyesore. Poor bastards. I bet they're puzzled to feck why the holes in the walls all seem to have been filled with toothpaste ;-)
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  10. Trespass is a Civil matter. There is no legal definition of the term squatter JSP362 page 11-2 sec 1107 http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/C571C8A7-2568-44C4-BA6B-B0CCF288EBE7/0/jsp362_chap11.pdf
  11. Breaking and entering is a criminal matter.

    Wouldn't be so hard to prove even if they have made good any damage. Local housing officer or his handyman stands up and states the properties were locked and secure and therefore they must have forced entry. As there were three of them it would have to be a conspiracy charge. There may be scope to pursue them if they are using the utilities without having a valid agreement in place, but that would be for the utility Co's

    Of course the massive flaw in this plan is getting plod to do anything about it in the first place. Presumably the MOD Plods would have authority given the pads are on MOD land.

    It is very clear this particular act is being misused in this context. It is the PC aspect of this and the fear of being villified as to why the authorities are reluctant to act.

    Wasn't there some cases a few Months ago of scammers taking over properties of owners long term absent and letting them out under a bogus AST scarpering of course once the had the deposit and a Month or two's rent up front? Owner returns to find a family in occupation with what appears to be a legal AST. Plod will not intervene and the courts process and the time and invonvenince that entails had to be used to move these people on.
  12. Was that not the excuse in 2001 2002 for not pursuing a medium lift helicopter replacement.
  13. Bastards coming here, obiding by our laws, next you'll say their gainfully employed and paying taxes! Disgrace.

  14. Or as many of us who had the pleasure of Rowner MQ's knew them, 'Homes unfit for housing pigs'.