Squatters/ Council tax??

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  • westminster
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    The council tax is surely a side issue - what about evicting the squatters? Have you applied for an interim possession order?

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  • theartfullodger
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    Still sounds like criminal damage...

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  • medlock
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    Its a civil matter, police arent interested
    They broke a window to get in - but they put a new one in, how kind of them

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  • theartfullodger
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    Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
    Can you get one for such an issue? Squatting is not illegal.
    Police might not know that .......

    There may have been damage, stuff broken etc...

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  • jjlandlord
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    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
    have you got a crime ref number??
    Can you get one for such an issue? Squatting is not illegal.

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  • theartfullodger
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    CaB say...
    http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/...opaycounciltax
    The hierarchy of liability is:

    a resident owner-occupier who owns either the leasehold or freehold of all or part of the property
    a resident tenant
    a resident who lives in the property and who is a licensee. This means that they are not a tenant, but have permission to stay there
    any resident living in the property, for example, a squatter
    an owner of the property where no one is resident.
    How do you prove?? Interesting: Have Police been involved & have you got a crime ref number?? Would they accept a signed signed statement from you, if necessary sworn in front of a notary public??

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  • medlock
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    squatters council tax

    Great, so there's a small advantage to squatters residing in the property then

    Might let them stay there until i start work on it ha ha

    How do I prove to the council they're living there? They've requested proof, cheeky buggers...

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  • bhaal
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    jjlandlord is right, I was wrong. The squatters are liable as residents even if they have no right to be in the property.

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  • jjlandlord
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    Re. liability for payment, I believe that residents (inc. squatters) are always ahead of the owner in the priority list. (confirmed by 2 minutes on Google [there's a tip for OP])
    So squatters should pay it.

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  • jta
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    Originally posted by medlock View Post
    I have squatters in my property
    Is this in the investment property you bought?

    What are you doing about it?

    Remember that squatters have no rights at all other than that you may not use physical force to remove them.

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  • bhaal
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    From memory you are, as for anyone to be ahead of you in the order of priority they have to have a right to occupy the property.

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  • medlock
    started a topic Squatters/ Council tax??

    Squatters/ Council tax??

    I have squatters in my property and the council are asking for council tax

    Who is responsible for the council tax here?

    Thanks

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