Squatters Rights: Can Someone Really Take Over Your Home?

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Squatters Rights: Can Someone Really Take Over Your Home?

Squatter...Just the word itself conjures up a stereotypical image of a dirty person looking to inhabit a property. But the laws around squatters rights are more complex than simply someone who refuses to move out of your house. 

With rental markets getting tighter, and people are facing the harsh reality of losing their homes at the end of their fixed rate mortgages, there are concerns more Australians will turn to squatting rather than face the alternatives. 

In this episode of The Quicky, we take a look at Australia's history of squatting and the rights of both the squatter and the property owner. 

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Host: Claire Murphy

With thanks to: 

Tony Carbone: Managing Partner of Carbone Lawyers

David Johnston: Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia

Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Kally Borg

Audio Producer: Thom Lion