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Report squatters in a council property

Squatting is when someone deliberately enters property without permission and lives there, or intends to live there.

Squatting in residential buildings (like a house or flat) is illegal. It can lead to 6 months in prison, a £5,000 fine or both.

Report a squatter

If you think someone’s squatting in a council property you should speak to one of our housing officers.

Please phone 01634 333344 or email neighbourhoodhousingofficers@medway.gov.uk to talk to a housing officer from 9am to 5pm.