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Experience of squatters - “okupas”

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:25pm
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Steph33

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Location: Empuriabrava

Joined: 23 Sep 2019

After a long absence due to Covid, we arrived at our property in empuriabrava in April to find that squatters had broken in and changed the locks. We reported this to the police and are waiting for a court date. I wondered if anyone has suffered a similar experience and if anyone can offer suggestions as to the best way of dealing with this. Also can anyone recommend an English speaking solicitor who might be able to offer advice. Thank you. Steph

Mango

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:44pm

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Location: L'Escala

Joined: 13 Aug 2021

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:44pm

Hello Steph, 

Unfortunately you might have to wait for two years to get the guys out. Especially as you’re probably not residents.

And you’ll have to pay for water and electricity… 

I wish I’d knew an English speaking solicitor, will look around.
If I were you, I’d take a private company to get the guys out. It’s radical, but it’s a solution. See if you can find this if you like this option. 

Animo ! 
Karin Mango 

Steph33

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:16pm

Steph33

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Posts: 4

Location: Empuriabrava

Joined: 23 Sep 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:16pm

Mango wrote on Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:44pm:

Hello Steph, 

Unfortunately you might have to wait for two years to get the guys out. Especially as you’re probably not residents.

And you’ll have to pay for water and electricity… 

I wish I’d knew an English speaking solicitor, will look around.
If I were you, I’d take a private company to get the guys out. It’s radical, but it’s a solution. See if you can find this if you like this option. 

Animo ! 
Karin Mango 

Hi Karin,

Thank you for your advice. We have a court date for the beginning of October and have a meeting with an English speaking solicitor to discuss the situation. We will see what happens in court and then reassess our options

Steph

Mango

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:26pm

Posts: 10

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Location: L'Escala

Joined: 13 Aug 2021

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:26pm

Steph33 wrote on Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:16pm:

Hi Karin,

Thank you for your advice. We have a court date for the beginning of October and have a meeting with an English speaking solicitor to discuss the situation. We will see what happens in court and then reassess our options

Steph

I wish you all luck to get your place back 🍀🍀🍀

Karin 

mpx2009

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:49pm

Posts: 5

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Location: Lloret de Mar

Joined: 8 Aug 2021

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:49pm

Hello, sorry about your situation and I’ve to say, courts way isn’t efficient and will get you through years of litigations and lots of money thrown for nothing. Just hire the private company and they will get you your property back in no time. Best of luck.

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