As we have
heard in the news, the okupa movement is in the order of the day. But, do we really know what this movement
movement consists of usurping or empty homes permanently or temporarily as a
way of protesting the economic or social situation.
biggest problem of occupation is that in most cases, they are professionals so
they know how to change locks and try to meet all the requirements so that
illegal occupation lasts as long possible.
What can we
do to prevent okupas?
Although having an alarm system on a private property is not mandatory, due to these movements, we should have it as a priority, especially if it is a second home or holiday apartment, which we know is a long time uninhabited.
your house has a security system installed, the process to get the okupas out
is much faster and sometimes when they see that the house is insured, they
directly don’t try to enter.
TIPS so that they do not occupy our home
1.- Go to
the house from time to time, remove the correspondence and try not to leave the
blinds completely down. In this way the house will not seem uninhabited.
2.- If it
is impossible for you to go frequently to the house, ask a neighbour that be
pending the mailbox and if he see strange movements near the home.
the signs of “for sale” or “for rent” are calls for attention to squatters.
Avoid putting them.