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Mike Launches National Commercial Squatting Fightback with Letter to Downing Street

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, along with Mike Stimpson, Chair of the Southern Landlords Association, has hand-delivered a personal letter to the Prime Minister calling for anti-squatting legislation to be extended to commercial properties. … Continue reading

Mike Asks PM to Back Campaign to Criminalise Squatting in Commercial Premises

Following legislation that came into force last year that criminalised squatting in residential premises, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has called directly on the Prime Minister to now back the campaign to extend the … Continue reading

Squatting Statement

“The Government recognises the vulnerability of certain people in society which is why councils have a statutory duty of care towards the homeless. Councils must help when such cases are brought to their attention. This is well known by the … Continue reading

Mike Questions Minister Over New Squatting Law

Following legislation that came into force last year that criminalised squatting in residential premises, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has raised the problem of squatting in non-residential properties in the House of Commons. In … Continue reading

Mike Tables Parliamentary Motion on Commercial Squatting

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) that highlights the need for owners of commercial property to have the same rights as owners of residential premises when it comes … Continue reading

Mike to Appear on ITV Squatting Documentary

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is to feature in Richard Madeley’s ITV documentary, Madeley Meets the Squatters, which will be broadcast on ITV1 on Thursday 6th December at 9pm. Mike has been campaigning for … Continue reading

“The Truth About Squatting” by Mike Weatherley

“A squatter in Brighton once complained to me that his father was late in sending him his monthly allowance of tobacco from Dubai. This really hit home that the squatting debate is not about helping the homeless. It’s certainly not … Continue reading

Mike Calls for New Squatting Law to Be Tougher

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has called on the Government to extend the new squatting law to cover commercial premises. Mike, who was instrumental in the introduction of the new squatting legislation, does not … Continue reading

Country’s First Police Raid Following New Squatting Law in Brighton & Hove

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is backing Sussex Police in making the first raid in the country which uses the new squatting law which came into force on 1st September. Mike can confirm that … Continue reading

Squatting to be Illegal Within the Week

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has visited residents who have been affected by nearby squats to discuss the change in the law which criminalises squatting from Saturday 1st September. Having been contacted by residents … Continue reading