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Squatters and unauthorised occupants

Squatting is when someone deliberately enters property without permission and lives there, or intends to live there.

Squatting in residential buildings (like a house or flat) is illegal. It can lead to 6 months in prison, a £5,000 fine, or both.

Read more about squatting and the law from GOV.UK (link opens in new window).

If you see anyone suspicious or who appears to be squatting in a property please let us know.

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8767
Email: psh@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Any contact will be strictly confidential.