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 the owner or the tenant who is the victim, squatters do not benefit more from the winter period. Otherwise, they avail of it by default but the judge may “cancel or reduce” this period.