Yes. Yes it is. But for how much longer we are unsure. As many of you are aware, section 144 of the LASPO act 2012 states that squatting in residential buildings is now a criminal offence. However, when this will come into force we are not yet sure, with some sources saying September at the earliest. The Advisory Service for Squatters has produced a very comprehensive leaflet titled ‘Squatting Made Less Simple’ which explains how they expect the law to be understood. It’s definately worth a read if you are unsure about the upcoming legislation and how it might affect the squatting community. You can find the leaflet here:
This leglislation is a direct attack on our peaceful communities. It will overnight make innocent people into criminals. The time for lobbying and campaigning is over. It’s time to take action. Get involved, join the resistance.