Regular readers will know that I recently posted that the Chief Prosector in Spain was going to give instructions to the Public Prosecutors as to how the law re Squatting in Spain was to be interpreted.
The position now re squatters is that if e.g. you have a privately owned property and you find squatters in say your house or your apartment, you inform the Police and prove that you have legal possession of the property e.g. the deed, the Police will then remove the squatters. The squatters can then go to court at a later date and try and prove that they have the right to legally posses the property. Hopefully this will give those who have a legal right to occupy a property e.g. the owner a quicker way to get back into their property. This doesn’t apply to property owned by companies or banks or to commercial property.
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Marisa Moreno Senior Lawyer and Consul for Denmark.