A squatter in my house

A squatter in my house

When Monique put her family home up for sale, she discovered that it was illegally inhabited. At 75 years old, Martine found herself homeless when she is a landlord: her tenant no longer pays the rent and refuses to leave the accommodation. How will they succeed in dislodging the squatters? “Special Envoy” afollowed the long struggle of these victim owners.

Correspondent.  A squatter in my house

For two years, Monique’s life has been a nightmare. While putting her family home up for sale in 2018, she discovers that it is illegally inhabited. However, after 48 hours of occupation, the squatters can no longer be dislodged by the police. Monique must then embark on an interminable legal procedure which will last for months.

An interminable fight

At 75, Martine, she was completely homeless with her dog while she owns a house near Avignon. His tenant who no longer pays his rent refuses to leave the accommodation. Martine had to be accommodated urgently by the town hall and is fighting to recover her property.

How will they succeed in dislodging the squatters? We have followed the long struggle of these victimized owners.

A report by Roberto Boy with Babel Press rebroadcast in “Special Envoy” onJune 24, 2021.

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Among our sources

– To better understand the legal framework of the winter break: “When does the winter break apply?”

– Following the report, a forum of 47 parliamentarians was written to propose solutions to conflicts between tenants and owners.

A new law concerning second home squats has been in force since January 2021.

Non-exhaustive list.