Squatters and unauthorised occupants

Both squatters and unauthorised occupants are people with no right to be in a council property. If you see an empty council property it is more than likely that it is undergoing repairs before we offer it to another tenant.

We do take action to make sure that any empty property is secure and that illegal occupiers (squatters) cannot move into the property. But sometimes squatters do move into our empty homes.

We need your help to keep a watch on empty properties and tell us if there is any sign of squatters or suspicions of squatters.

Report squatters or unauthorised occupants

If you squatters or unauthorised occupants breaking in or causing any damage please contact the police on 101.