After eviction, do the squatters usually come back?

Normally, no; frequently, yes. If it is not the evicted squatter, then it is often his friends. We had a case in which the owner saw his apartment squatted in 3 times in succession by the same squatter. And this was despite the installation of an anti-squatter door. So it was necessary to carry out … Read More

Does the winter ban on tenant eviction apply to squatters?

The ELAN law of 24 November 2018 differentiates the scheme of application of the winter ban on tenant eviction depending on whether the squatting relates to the primary residence of the victim or one of his/her secondary residences in the broad sense of the term. Therefore, when the squatted-in locations constitute the primary residence of … Read More

My vacation house has been squatted in. I was told that, the period of 48 hours having elapsed, I must initiate a legal proceeding. What does this time period of 48 hours correspond to?

The 48-hour period (to be counted from the effecting of entry by the squatters into the locations), which arises from the practice in judicial police matters, permits police officers to act “in the course of commission of offence”. This may involve either the offence of “home invasion” provided under Article 226-4 of the French Penal … Read More