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Land ownership issue delays decision on 46-home plans for East Bierley, Telegraph & Argus, 10 August 2020

High Court land dispute over Powys forests ends, Powys County Times, 30 July 2020

Grove residents fight to save land at Edington Place, Oxford Mail, 9 June 2020

Site used by squatters to become garden café for the summer, Bristol Live, 15 May 2020

The ‘complete ban’ on tenant evictions during the pandemic is a fiction, New Statesman, 25 March 2020

Squatters take over Rotherhithe Day Care Centre, Southwark News, 4 March 2020

Society wants ‘squatters rights’ patch returned to main Heath, Camden New Journal, 4 February 2020

‘Land was stolen from me legally’, IOM Today, 1 February 2020

Chester squatters attempt to take over shop premises, Cheshire Live, 27 January 2020

I own acres of ‘bog land’ but how can I prove it? The Irish Times, 15 January 2020

Ravers squatting in empty warehouse, Bristol Live, 3 January 2020

Squatting in her own home, woman hasn’t paid mortgage in over 40 years, The Times, 27 December 2019

Long-serving Solicitor fined for attaching wrong map to application, The Law Society Gazette, 23 December 2019

Squatters who took over Reading Pub can stay, Berkshire Live, 4 December 2019

Chester squatters secure second home, Cheshire Live, 4 December 2019

Protesters occupy fourth Cheshire home, Cheshire Live, 6 November 2019

Neighbours describe living next to squatters for two months, The Lowestoft Journal, 31 October 2019

Squatter claims possession of home of elderly woman who passed away, The Mirror, 30 October 2019

Protesters storm council-owned building and claim squatter’s rights, Inside Housing, 3 October 2019

Solicitor in four year wheelie bin row with doctor is cleared of harassment, The Telegraph – 15th July 2019

Cancer-struck pensioner’s heartbreak as squatter leaves home in ‘horrific’ mess, startsat60 – 4th July 2019

Council ‘secures’ Bristol’s Bearpit roundabout from squatters, ITV News – 19th June 2019

Squatters disturb residents after moving into empty NatWest building, Daily Echo – 12th May 2019

Squatters in front of garden of our grand seaside villa, Metro – 30th April 2019

Squatters resist eviction from Bristol roundabout, Talk Radio – 11th April 2019

Civic Centre squatters evicted as builders prepare to move on site, Plymouth Live – 6th April 2019

‘Squatting saved my life after I took 125 tablets to escape life on the streets’, The Mirror – 25th March 2019

Squatters evicted from former supermarket in Bristol city centre, Bristol Live – 22nd March 2019

‘Our job is to prevent people from dying’: Squatters fighting to stay at a former NHS building given chance to appeal the eviction notice, Manchester Evening News – 13th March 2019

Landlord’s battle to mum of five who lived in a mountain of rotten junk and kept a HORSE in the garden causing £20k of damage, The Sun – 2nd March 2019

Heathrow third runway activists hide in tunnel to stop evictions, Sky News – 26th February 2019

Squatters have taken over this old city centre cafe, DevonLive – 13th February 2019

Squatters move in as new luxury homes left empty on Droitwich estate, Birmingham Live – 26th January 2019

Have squatters moved in to Yew Tree Hill housing estate as row over road improvements rumbles on?, Worcester News – 16th January 2019

Social rent home left to rot and overrun with squatters, Guardian – 14th January 2019

NHS is going to court to kick homeless squatters out of a former doctor’s surgery, Manchester Evening News – 9th January 2019

Disgusting crime-ridden block of flats home to rats, squatters and rubbish to be demolished, Hull Live – 24th December 2018

Squatters being evicted from empty site – but homes won’t bee built for a year, Bristol Live – 12th December 2018

‘Dozens’ of squatters in former Basildon M&S store handed enforcement notice, Echo – 11th December 2018

Will Montpelier become latest victim of gentrification? Plans for sheds used as squatters have residents worried, Bristol Live – 10th December 2018

Should homeless people be expected to live in a box?, BBC News – 10th December 2018

Plans to turn bungalow used by squatters into a care home turned down, Birmingham Live – 5th December 2018

Squatters have taken over a former pub in Tunbridge Wells town centre, Kent Live – 26th November 2018

Squatters evicted from vacant shop in Bath city centre, Somerset Live – 26th November 2018

Squatters sighted on roof of £500m Nestlé Tower development, Inside Croydon – 19th November 2018

Four charged after police called to help evict squatters from Frankie and Benny’s Southend, Echo – 17th November 2018

Squatters in empty buildings over the festive period, Property118 – 5th November 2018

Artists squatting Thornton Heath building plan to create community hub, The Guardian – 31st October 2018

‘Squatting’ Pa. parents arrested after toddler found wandering streets, The Daily Buzz – 26th October 2018

Authorities urged to assist squatters living in deplorable conditions, The Star Online – 26th September 2018

Mum’s worry as squatter son evicted from Exeter pub, Devon Live – 25th September 2018

‘Serial squatter’ who has been evicted 20 times is sentenced to six years in prison for continually renting homes under a false name and never paying, The Daily Mail – 19th September 2018

Mafia drug dealers move into ‘social housing’ for easy money, The Times – 12th September 2018

Farm secures over 50 acres of water meadows, thanks to a local doctor, Salisbury Journal – 10th September 2018

Shameless squatters move into a landmark Garde II listed pub and start selling off the fixtures and fittings after holding ‘rowdy sex parties,’ Mail Online – 6th September 2018

Traveller faces court action for ‘trespassing’ on land he has lived on for decades, Norwich Evening News – 24 August 2018

Boris Johnson ‘squatting’ in plus Foreign Office mansion despite quitting days ago, Politics Home – 20 July 2018

Hampstead Heath hermit’s land sells for £154k at auction, BBC News – 18 June 2018

The forgotten story of the ‘Dilly Dossers’ and London’s most luxurious hippy squat, The Telegraph – 08 June 2018

Woman, 90, with dementia threatened with legal action, ITV News – 21 April 2018

Look at the shocking state of this Hull shop after it was taken over by squatters, Hull Live – 19 April 2018

Farmer wins Church of England battle over ownership of 16ha, Farmers Weekly – 18 April 2018

Historic house by Central Gardens ‘overrun by squatters’ can now be demolished, Daily Echo – 16 April 2018

Police took ‘squatters’ rights on dead children’s identities, BBC News – 20 March 2018

Squatters in upmarket London property spark debate over homeless, Thomson Reuters – 19 March 2018

Great Portland Street squatters ordered to leave, BBC News – 14 March 2018

‘Garden Grabber’ plans to build next to Shanklin nature reserve, Isle of Wight County Press – 09 March 2018

Are these Britain’s CLEANEST squatters? Group take over closed Virgin Active Health Club to enjoy free sauna, steam room and showers, Daily Mail – 07 March 2018

Squatters who took over Hull city centre building reveal their aim, Hull Live – 04 January 2018

Chelmsford property squatters ruling linked to Queen Boudicca’s battle with the Romans, Essex Live – 10 November 2017

Wealthy couple sue pensioner, 74, who sold them luxury £500000 …,Daily Mail – 05 October 2017

Neighbours row over garden wall leads to bitter legal battle, Gloucestershire Live – 06 September 2017

Squatters reclaim town’s iconic Hippodrome where big names once played – and spend weeks cleaning it, Mirror – 02 September 2017

Special Report: Squatters Rights? Wrong, Herald and News –  13 August 2017

“He is nothing but a squatter” says homeowner forced to give tenant cheap rent for life because of obscure law from 1925, Mirror – 12 August 2017

Have your say on land registration proposals, IomToday – 9 August 2017

Homeless vs. community tensions rise to “dangerous level”,  The World Link – 9 August 2017

Private property ownership is a state of mind, Manila Times – 27 July 2017

Real property – Adverse possession – Garden – Exclusivity, Mass Lawyer Weekly – 26 July 2017

Row as council attempts to open Blackburn South lane, Herald Sun – 25 July 2017

Adverse Possession of the River Thames, Todays Conveyancer – 21 July 2017

Squatters battle Kenya’s ex-president and charities over wildlife park, Daily Mail – 21 July 2017

Squatting makes the world a better place – get behind it, The Guardian – 19 Jul 2017

Man asks court to order neighbour to prevent rock slides, Irish Times – 19 July 2017

 

Mystery of Hampstead Heath squatter whose home inspired Hollywood romcom, The Guardian – 10 June 2017

Nursery in land row wins closure reprieve… for now, Islington Tribune – 28 April 2017

Uni squatters told to leave by Sunday, BBC News – 8 March 2017

Oxford University college squatters told to leave, BBC News – 26 February 2017

Is squatting art?, BBC News – 30 January 2017

Oxford University college squat to be demolished, BBC News – 12 January 2017

Homeless squat in car showroom, BBC News – 10 January 2017

Driveway blocked by concrete posts as neighbours go to war in …,Yahoo News – 30 December 2016

Home free: when ‘adverse possession’ can mean good news for squatters, The Guardian – 09 June 2016

Elderly couple who cut wealthy neighbour’s grass verge for 12 years given land in ‘squatters’ rights’ ruling, The Telegraph – 26 May 2016

Mayfair squatters told to leave immediately by High Court, BBC News – 27 May 2015

Mayfair squatters granted time to fight eviction, BBC News – 26 May 2015

Mayfair squatters told to leave immediately by High Court, BBC News – 25 May 2015

‘Love activists’ squat in London housing protest, BBC News – 24 December 2014

Builder wins landmark victory for squatters’ rights, The Telegraph – 07 May 2014

Roman law could secure DIY squatter ownership of property, The Guardian – 07 May 2014

Prince Charles faces political campaign to strip him of special legal privileges, The Guardian – 30 March 2014

Inside ‘Billionaires Row’: London’s rotting, derelict mansions worth £350m, The Guardian – 31 January 2014

Oxford City Council moves closer to owning riverbank, BBC News – 14 November 2013

Brighton squatting trial: ‘No case to answer’ for two men, BBC News – 23 April 2013

Brighton man Dirk Duputell sentenced under new anti-squatting legislation, BBC News – 28 May 2013

London squatting community figures revealed by Met Police,  BBC News – 24 March 2013

Squatting on commercial premises – social nuisance or social utility?, The Guardian – 12 October 2012

London squatter first to be jailed under new law, BBC News – 27 September 2012

Squatter in London flat jailed under new law, BBC News – 27 September 2012

Squatting law challenged by Powys woman, BBC News – 13 September 2012

Squatting: Your stories, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Video Squatting law change: ‘Victims will become criminals’, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Q&A: Squatting laws, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Criminalising squatting raises homeless fears, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Squatting becomes a crime in England and Wales, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Squatting becomes criminal act in England and Wales, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Has your property been affected by squatters?, BBC News – 21 August 2012

Bank of Scotland seeks to end Bristol mansion squat, BBC News – 30 March 2012

Pat Buckley ‘squatters rights’ case settled, BBC News – 31 January 2012

Buying is cheaper than renting, The Telegraph – 28 January 2012

‘Missiles thrown’ during Brighton squat eviction, BBC News – 22 December 2011

Squatting: The need for shelter versus property rights, BBC News – 22 November 2011

Man jailed for Bristol squat murder, BBC News – 17 November 2011

Slough squatting victim backs law change, BBC News – 07 November 2011

Squatting rights and wrongs in southern England, BBC News – 06 November 2011

Twelve arrested outside Parliament over protest to outlaw squatting, The Telegraph – 01 November 2011

Serial Belgravia squatters vow more action after taking over £15m property, The Telegraph – 20 October 2011

Pat Buckley to enter talks over ‘squatters rights’ case, BBC News – 09 September 2011

Plans to tackle squatting could criminalise homelessness, The Guardian – 02 September 2011

Couple ‘battered man to death’ in Bristol squat, BBC News – 23 August 2011

Ignore headlines about squatters, government proposals target Gypsies and travellers, The Guardian – 13 July 2011

Scotland offers lessons for clampdown on London squats, BBC News – 10 July 2011

Squatters: Who are they and why do they squat?, BBC News – 06 July 2011

Video Squatting in England and Wales ‘should be illegal’, BBC News – 04 July 2011

Criminalising squatting would threaten our rights, The Guardian – 22 June 2011

Beachcomber told to leave driftwood home, The Telegraph – 17 June 2011

Pat Buckley legal bid for “squatters rights” to home, BBC News – 3 June 2011

‘Squat’ raids ahead of royal wedding ‘disproportionate’, BBC News – 28 April 2011

Squatting to be made illegal, vows Clarke, The Telegraph – 18 March 2011

Libya: Saif Gaddafi’s London mansion occupied by squatters, The Telegraph – 09 March 2011

How squatters evade the law, The Telegraph – 06 March 2011

Squatting laws endorse theft, The Telegraph – 27 February 2011

Squatting in 10-bed Highgate home was ‘easy’: squatter, BBC News – 07 January 2011

Thousands of illegal immigrants win right to stay in Britain under ‘squatters’ rights’, The Telegraph – 20 February 2010

Property advice: adverse possession, The Telegraph – 28 April 2009

Stoke City squatter’s tent burned, BBC News – 01 February 2009

Man pledges 10-year site protest, BBC News – 17 January 2009

Crown awarded ‘squatter’s rights’, BBC News – 20 February 2008

Firm loses case over £21m loss to squatters, The Telegraph – 30 August 2007

Squatter given £2m plot on heath in London, The Telegraph  – 28 May 2007

Tramp wins rights to prime land, BBC News – 24 May 2007

Bowlers claim squatters’ rights,  BBC News – 23 May 2007

House fire victims were squatting, BBC News – 04 January 2007

Protesters claim squatting rights, BBC News – 17 November 2006

Government fights to avoid paying for land taken by squatters’ rights, The Guardian – 06 November 2006

Common land victory for villagers, BBC News – 20 October 2006

Investment: Land Boundaries, The Independent – 02 May 2006

Court overturns squatters’ rights on land worth millions, The Guardian – 21 November 2005

Squatting on a fortune, The Telegraph – 13 March 2005

‘Britain’s biggest ever land-grab’, The Guardian – 09 July 2002

Farmers win land worth £10m under squatters’ rights, The Independent – 04 July 2002

Twelve arrested outside Parliament over protest to outlaw squatting, 01 November 2001

Artist wins ownership of squat now worth £150,000, The Telegraph – 15 June 2001

Squatter wins right to £250,000 home, The Independent – 14 July 2001

Bill aims to crack down on squatters, The Guardian – 13 April 2000

When possession is ten tenths of the law, The Guardian – 21 July 1999

Law report: Case Summaries, The Independent – 09 May 1999