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Trespassers Residential property Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 , s144 Summary As is widely known, a new law has been passed which makes it a criminal offence to squat in residential property. The provision came into effect on 1 September 2012 and at least one person has already been sent to prison under it. An interesting question arises as to the relationship between this section and the ability of trespassers to acquire title under the provisions…

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