LOBBY A LORD, GET INVOLVED!! As you may know, the bill to criminalise squatting in residential properties was rushed through the House of Commons and is already in the House of Lords despite a 96% pro-squatting majority in the consultation. Over the past few months Squash (Squatters Action for Secure Homes) has been busy lobbying the Lords to oppose the squatting clause and have had some successes. They have produced a briefing for Lords, and have contacted as many sympathetic Lords as possible.
So far two amendments we support have been proposed by some Lords. The first, would strike the clause entirely and the second states that any new law only covers residential property left empty for less than 6 months.
There is a Lords committee to discuss the squatting clause on Wednesday 15th, and the final vote will happen in a months time.
We need your help now. If you would like to help lobby the Lords – please email and you will be sent a template letter and the details of a Lord for you to approach. And even better, if you already happen to personally know a Lord, or someone who does, let us know