What rights should squatters have?
A guide for homeowners, aimed at stopping squatters "invading" their property, is being published online. Do homeowners need more support?
The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, said "Squatting is antisocial, undesirable, and unfair on home owners" and he wanted to end the "anti-social, undesirable and unfair" practice.
The guide outlines homeowners' legal options if squatters move in and is in response to websites set up to help squatters get round the law.
The Advisory Service for Squatters which provides legal and practical advice to squatters and homeless people said Mr Shapps was "scaremongering".
Should more be done to protect the rights of homeowners or are their rights adequately protected ? Have you been affected by squatting? Or are you a squatter?
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