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Categories:
Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
Criminal Law
Commercial Property
Residential Property
Housing & Property
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at property and criminal law practitioners interested in the new offence of squatting in a residential building created by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishments of Offenders Act 2012. In this podcast David Smith, a housing law expert discusses the current position regarding this controversial area and advises as to the penalties and likely impact of this “new” offence.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know what ‘squatting’ actually means;
  • Appreciate the political context behind this new law;
  • Know what rights residential squatters have;
  • Be aware of the new law and what this will mean for residential squatters.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Criminal Law Act 1977;
  • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishments of Offenders Act 2012;
  • Protection from Eviction Act 1977.

In this podcast David Smith from Anthony Gold Solicitors discusses the criminalisation of squatting under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishments of Offenders Act 2012.

Date Recorded: 4th July 2012

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