Purchase of squatted property
By selling us your squatted property, you save yourself from a long procedure that begins with the eviction of the squatters and finishes with the refurbishment of the condition of the property which has often become unsanitary.
Evaluation of purchase price
Our first task is to evaluate the value of the real estate. This usually occurs as soon as the first visit is made. In fact, it is quite easy to enter the squatted property the first time, less so a second time, as the squatters become suspicious.
The evaluation is done by 3 real estate agencies. It involves establishing a sales price independent of the squatting and the defacements caused by it.
At the same time, we execute all the real estate diagnostic tests required for the sale of a property.
In addition, we also get craftsmen to evaluate the cost of works for the refurbishment of the lodging. To this cost, we add our evaluation of the time needed for cleaning and evacuation which would have to be done before the works start.
Lastly, we evaluate the cost and the duration of the eviction procedure.
All these elements allow us to calculate the purchase price that we offer to the owner of the squatted-in property.
Signing of a provisional purchase agreement and then purchase
A provisional purchase agreement is signed. This provisional agreement is without condition precedent. There is no condition requiring a bank loan, no condition of eviction or of any other provision.
After the lapse of the standard delay of three months, we become owners of the squatted property.
Eviction of squatters
Once the sale has been finalised by signing, we initiate the process for evicting the squatters.
Firstly, we try to negotiate the departure of the squatters. Often, for a sum which does not exceed the costs that we would necessarily incur if we entered into a judicial proceeding, the squatters agree to quit the premises.
If the negotiations fail, we initiate the eviction proceedings with the assistance of lawyers and bailiffs. This may last from some months to some years.
Securing the property
Once the squatters have been evicted, we will secure the property to prevent a new phase of squatting. This usually involves walling and panelling all the openings, installing the anti-squatting doors, setting up an autonomous alarm system (run on battery) which would inform us of the slightest intrusion on the premises.
Storage of personal effects of the squatters
According to articles 65 and 66 of law no. 91-650 of 9 July 1991 that reforms civil execution procedures, the owner must preserve the personal effects of squatters so that they may recover them within a period of 6 months after eviction. In fact, when squatters are evicted, the police order them to leave the premises immediately. They usually have the time to take essential belongings but under no circumstance their furniture or other bulky items. The eviction notice of the bailiff mentions the place of storage and describes the furniture in precise detail. It bears the inventory of the property, their market value and the conditions of access to the premises where they are stored.
Cleaning of the property
Our teams are tasked with clearing the house of all rubbish. We are often required to evacuate cubic metres of waste. The cleaning of the house or the building then begins.
We rely on local workers for the refurbishment of the property. We supervise the work until the finishing touch which would allow us to place the property for sale.
The refurbishment may range from a simple coat of paint and minor electrical and plumbing repairs up to the reconstruction of the walls, the flooring, and even the roof.
Sale of the property
We entrust the sale of the property to real estate agencies.