Having squatters take over a property can be a landlord’s worst nightmare.
And following the criminalisation of squatting in residential property in 2012, the risk to commercial landlords is growing all the time.
Clearly, prevention is better than cure and there are a number of steps to take to ensure your property is as safe as it can be to deter squatters taking up residence.
If they do gain access, however, there are two routes to remove squatters from commercial property; an interim possession order or the ‘standard’ route.
I have discussed the preventative measures along with both of the removal options and implications with property news website Place NW. You can read the full article here.