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Inset image: occupied mansion displaying the international squatter symbol
By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Lawyer - Abogado
1st of August 2020
As a result of Spain’s challenging financial situation, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are witnessing several consequences.
One of them, is the untrammelled growth of squatters all over Spain, which is reaching alarming levels. It is estimated there are over 100,000 properties occupied by squatters in Spain (source).
Spain’s press reports the squatter problem has increased by over 300% since the virus outbreak in March, this is unprecedented. Over 40 police reports are being filed on a daily basis and this figure continues to grow unbridled, month after month.
There are a number of reasons for this explosive squatter growth. Briefly:
Although initially the squatter movement was guided by lofty ideals, and only targeted bank-owned repossessions in large cities which stood empty, particularly in Barcelona, they have now evolved to boldly break into Spanish resident’s main homes. The new trend we’ve picked up on is that they are now also actively targeting overseas expat's homes (second homes) located on the costas, even large luxury villas.
Marbella, Estepona, Benahavis, etc have all been hit by this nuisance on the Costa del Sol. No longer are squatters being picky discriminating on whom owns the property based on lofty ideals, or being put off by breaking into luxury developments; they now break-in into any empty property they fancy, especially expats’.
As a result of this rampant wave of squatters, a new market need has emerged. We have partnered with a reputable company, that employs ex-policemen, and specializes in ousting squatters legally. It is of extreme importance you contact us within the first 48 hours of them breaking into your property.
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