Squatters in Army Qtrs

#5
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.
 
#6
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)?

the Mail said:
Neighbours claimed the trio did a recce the weekend before they broke in at the rear of the four-bedroom property, . .
Although I suspect that any damage would have been made good and as such very difficult to prove.





 
#9
The Government will presumably now be bound to spend billions on refurbishing MQs up and down the country to bring them up to standard.
 
#11
#12
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
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.

Mr Choma then pointed to a ‘Legal Warning’ notice taped to the hall wall, advising visitors of squatters’ rights under Section 6 of the 1977 Criminal Law Act. The notice – downloaded from the internet – had been stuck to the front door earlier in the day.
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.
 
#18
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.
Despite your derisive comment on his plight it seems the NCO had previously sought permission to remain in the MQ to provide continuity of education for his son at a crucial stage of his education - the SGT offered to pay fair market rent. The SGT's request was reasonable as was his dismay at his request being denied while MOD acquiesce to a bunch of opportunist foreign Spivs, who you fail to condemn, living rent free in their property.
You pompous ass.
 

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