Squatting law change: 'Victims will become criminals'
31 August 2012 Last updated at 09:08 BST
Squatting in a residential building in England and Wales becomes a criminal offence on Saturday, meaning squatters would face jail or a fine.
The maximum penalty will be six months in jail, a £5,000 fine, or both.
Ash Marks, who is squatting at a house in Birmingham, said the change in the law would turn victims into criminals.