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Squatters and Unauthorised Occupants

Empty Council Properties

Empty Council properties are usually awaiting repairs, redecorations or re-letting and we are keen to ensure they stay empty until we place a tenant in them.


If any tenant becomes aware of squatters in a property that they know should be vacant, we would be grateful if the tenant advises us and we can then take action. This applies generally to unknown and suspicious occupants.  The Council cannot be expected to know what is happening in all the properties that it owns and we greatly appreciate the information we receive from our tenants.

If you see anyone suspicious or who appears to be squatting in a council property please telephone 01536 410333 and ask to speak to a Neighbourhood Manager so that we can resolve the matter quickly.  Any contact will be strictly confidential.