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V446 - Abolition Of Squatters Rights Bill 2012 watch

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    On the contrary, No
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    Abolition Of Squatters Rights Act 2012


    An Act to remove all rights regarding the rights of people who live in a house/on the land of an individual without their consent.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


    1. Removal of the rights of "Squatters"
    (1) It shall become an offence to illegally live on land that does not belong to you without the owners consent.
    (2) It shall become an offence to illegally reside in a house that does not belong you you without the owners consent.
    (3) All Squaters rights, as specified in the squatters rights act, shall be removed.
    (3) For the purposes of this Act-
    (a) "Squatters" shall refer to a person who lives on the land/in the residence of another persons without the owners consent.
    (b) Squatters Rights shall refer to any right or law which prohibits the removal of squatters from the land of the owner.

    2. Enforcement
    (1) The enforcement of this Act should be the sole responsibility of the police forces of the UK.
    (2) Police forces in the UK will be entitled to remove squatters by force if necessary.

    3. Punishment
    (1) Violation of this Act should be punishable by a fine not exceeding £1,000 and/or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months.
    (2) In addition, the squatter(s) in question may be charged for breaking and entering, as well as any other laws they break, should the owner of the property wish for them to face these charges including but not limited to burglary and criminal damage.
    (3) The Secretary of State will be granted the power to make exemptions to this Act as he finds necessary.

    4. Commencement, short title and extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Abolition of Squatters Rights Bill, 2012
    (2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
    (3) Shall come into force immediately following Royal Assent.
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    A strong no from me.
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    Nope. A bad way to do a bad thing IMO.
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    Still no. I'm surprised that the government put this to vote actually, considering the strong opposition.
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    No. More victimisation of the vulnerable by the Tories.
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    Sort the image out!

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    Aye.
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    Absolutely no way whatsoever.
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    Strong aye.
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    (Original post by cambo211)
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    (Original post by D.R.E)
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
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    Perhaps the Libertarians who voted 'no' would like to tell us why they think it shouldn't be an offence to trespass upon another individual's property.
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    No way in a million years. This is the Tories all over again - making the life of the vulnerable in our society that bit harder.
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    No! Purely because one day I might be homeless and these laws may be the only thing that save me.
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    (Original post by tufc)
    Perhaps the Libertarians who voted 'no' would like to tell us why they think it shouldn't be an offence to trespass upon another individual's property.
    Trespassing is an offense.

    This is a heavy handed way to deal with the problem, that's why i voted against.
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    (Original post by tufc)
    Perhaps the Libertarians who voted 'no' would like to tell us why they think it shouldn't be an offence to trespass upon another individual's property.
    We did, in the reading explan why we thought this Bill was a bad idea. D.R.E. explained it perfectly before I got there, and I posted my agreement with his point.

    Try reading: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...7#post37489557
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    The noes have it! The noes have it!
 
 
 
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