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36 Responses to We Live In A Multi Million Pound Mansion For Free

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    jdouglas9 Male 18-29
    37 posts
    December 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Link: We Live In A Multi Million Pound Mansion For Free - Squatters who live in million pound mansion for free! It all happens in jolly old England.
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    caowens189 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 11:21 am
    Cute girl. If they`re tidying up the place, why kick them out? Seems like a win-win to me.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 11:27 am
    I`ve got something for her to squat on!!
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Be very careful McGovern, something tells me that she`s squatted on a quite few things already and they may not have been properly cleaned beforehand if you know what I mean.

    I`m just sayin`
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    Apexs Male 30-39
    355 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 11:44 am
    "I dont see why it`s a problem"
    Because its not yours - you are not paying for it and you most certainly are not bringing up the value. Just cause you clean a floor or two does not raise the value.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Pmarren, Iz got a zhowah, and a rubber..
    so i can do that scrubber!
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Apexs, no one is paying for it. What`s your point.
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    bophus Male 30-39
    472 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    The windows were all dirty, the floors were gross. the house was still in a total state of disrepair. Just because you clean the floor of the bathroom, so you are able to use it, doesnt make it more valuable.

    also, just because it is emtpy and "no one" is paying for it, doesnt make it ok for someone else to stay there. Someone is paying for it.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    713 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    funny how all these `homeless` squatters are all upper middle class. comparing a baby to a house? what an absolute arsehole!
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    Apexs Male 30-39
    355 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    Ripper398 - i i never said someone was. i simply said she is not.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    MrOrange, you crack me up. I actually did laugh out loud.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    458 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    Why should it not be used?

    ...because it`s not yours!
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    Arcval Male 18-29
    304 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    Who cares who owns it? If they let such a large house get into such a state, especially when the nations short on housing, then they don`t deserve it. If your going to leave a house for ages rent it out for drats sake.
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    she doesn`t see the problem? like who really owns the building. and the fact there are a bunch of bums destroying the interior? that bathroom is wrecked.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    As other already stated: Why shouldn`t it be used? Because its not yours.
    End story. No "but but but`s". It does not belong to you, stop it.
    Now, I`ll agree its really silly when property owners would rather see a building fall apart, then sell it cheap or at a loss, or at the very-very least rent it out. That one is a head scratcher.
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    jammin99 Male 30-39
    33 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    IMHO - This one line disqualifies everything else she says.

    "I got involved in the "squat scene".

    As if this is the "hip" thing to do. lmao
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    Arcval Male 18-29
    304 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    @Loxen, thatjimguy and others:
    Just because someone owns something does not give them unlimited right to how it is used. This is has been made very clear with cars, guns, drugs, knifes, etc. But not explicitly with everything. If nothing of use is being done with a building for a prolong period of time it is a misuse of that asset and wasteful. The owner should have rented it out. But as they don`t seem to posses any sense and only sane adults are allowed to own buildings, then it should be up for grabs by anyone who will actually use it.

    @Photoking:
    They din`t wreck the house, that`s what 10 years of abandonment does to a building. It`ll probably cost more to do the place up than what it`s currently worth.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Can it be that no one owns the building? Then squat away. You might as well, since it`s basically free for the taking.

    If someone owns it and this happens, they obviously don`t care enough to defend and maintain their property. Serves them right.

    If it`s the bank that owns it, banks don`t care, this is what they get.

    It all works out IMO. It`s not exactly a great lifestyle living with 10 other bums. Better to live in a flat that you own by yourself or with someone than to squat in a house with bums regardless of what it`s worth.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    Why should it not be used?

    ...because it`s not yours!

    Let`s make the assumption that whoever the owner is, implied consent by inaction.

    Problem f*cking solved.
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    jammin99 Male 30-39
    33 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    @LazyMe484
    That is horrible logic man.

    So if I rob your home and you did not see me and tell me not to, I should imply consent by your inaction?

    I would like to see that defence hold up in court!
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    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
    164 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    Friggin Lymie Hippies....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    "It brings up land values"
    All the best neighborhoods have tons of homeless people coming and going.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Just because someone owns something does not give them unlimited right to how it is used.
    Sorry @Arcval, just because you own your ANUS doesn`t mean YOU get to say how it`s used. Grab your ankles boy!
    (Sorry @Gerry1, I called it first!)

    Back to being serious: (well, as close as I get anyhow) @LazyMe: I got a VW Van rotting in my back yard. It`s MY van and I`ll do with it as I please! If YOU want to drive it around you gotta PAY ME for it, or it`s grand theft auto, eh?

    So if the idiotic laws of England make leaving this house vacent easier than other choices, that`s NO REASON for illegal squaters to move in.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm


    This is an old pic, there`s about 12 bullet holes in the windshield now...
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    Place looks like poo
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    It just now occured to me that the title is a play on: We all live in a Yellow Submarine!

    Well done!
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    revelcal Female 70 & Over
    27 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    Property rights, laws, rights in general... they are all constructs of our imagination fueled by luxury and fear. When it becomes scarier to obey the law and harder to conform to society than it is to simply take what you need to survive, humankind can, will, and does throw their concepts of rights and laws out the window. Be it scavenging "spoiled" food from a grocery dumpster, to squatting in an abandoned space, to burglarizing the rich and giving to the poor, to beheading those you label as your oppressors in the town square; all glimpses of the chaos and savagery just below the the thin facade of law and morals that we wear to masquerade as `human`.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    December 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    "artists without creative space"

    /facepalm
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    pip_pip666 Female 18-29
    91 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 7:42 am
    OHHHH these people annoy the F.UCK out of me. She`s probably the daughter of a bank manager. Silly little girl.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 7:43 am
    @5Cats
    Just because the words "we" and "live" are in the title, you think it`s a play on a Beatles title? That`s stretching it a bit.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 7:44 am
    that`s NO REASON for illegal squaters to move in.

    From my understanding of the laws of squatting (which admittedly are derived from, but not necessarily the same as English), if the owner is not maintaining a building then the squatters aren`t required to leave until they`re asked by the owner.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 7:56 am
    So if I rob your home and you did not see me and tell me not to, I should imply consent by your inaction?

    That is an obviously a flawed analogy, since:

    I am using my home while you are robbing it, ie, it`s not abandoned.

    and

    You are taking away property or value from me, which is not the case in the video.

    So squat away.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 7:58 am
    if the owner is not maintaining a building then the squatters aren`t required to leave until they`re asked by the owner.

    ^ That. :-) Someone gets it.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Part of me says GET A JOB.

    But the more reasonable part says, why the hell are we building on green belt land to provide `affordable housing` when there are places like this empty cause no-one can afford to buy it?
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 9:58 am
    if the owner is not maintaining a building then the squatters aren`t required to leave until they`re asked by the owner.
    In England, they`re sometimes not even required to leave even when they ARE asked by the owner, as long as they broke no laws entering the premises and always keep one squatter on the property. Or something like that. The rules are very complicated.
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    Sianey Female 40-49
    40 posts
    December 29, 2011 at 2:15 am
    If the building is left empty and is not in use as an actual home, and there is no forced entry into the property, then it`s fair game as far as squatters are concerned.

    I rented a house for a year in Buckinghamshire (a HUGE detached house with a football pitched sized garden) as the owners were waiting for a deal to go through with a property developer and they`d moved out, only to find someone had tried to force entry into the house. So, rather than leaving it empty they decided to lease it out. It had been empty for months. We got it for a VERY reasonable monthly rent, considering it`s size.

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