The government wants to fight against the squatters. The Minister in charge of Housing, Emmanuelle Wargon, defends an amendment that was tabled on Tuesday, September 15. It aims to promote evictions and better protect owners.
When a home is squatted, very often, owners remain powerless and find it difficult to recover their property. With a new amendment, the government wants to strengthen their rights. “I hope that the procedures are fast, that the right to property can be respected. The issue is less the codification of offenses than the ability to act quickly. This is what the French are asking us ”, declared to the National Assembly Emmanuelle Wargon, the Minister in charge of Housing.
Formal notice within 48 hours
So far, from the time of the intrusion, the owners had only 48 hours to act. With the amendment, they will be able to seize the authorities as soon as the intrusion is observed. The prefect will then have 48 hours to issue a formal notice and the squatters, 24 hours to leave the premises. This amendment, tabled on Tuesday, September 15, should guarantee the same rights for main, secondary and occasional residences.