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Squatter  (SQUATTER)

The occupier of a dwelling may be its owner1, or he maybe a tenant2, who rents it from an owner, who is then called his landlord1. A sub-tenant3 is a person who rents from a tenant. A person occupying a dwelling to which he has no legal title is called a squatter4,

  • 2. English law distinguishes between a freeholder, who owns the land and buildings thereon absolutely and a leaseholder, who has leased the land for a definite term from a ground landlord to whom the land and buildings revert on the expiry of the term of the lease. Such terms may, however, be very extended.