Breaking News: £3 million house destroyed by squatters

Today the Mail reports the damage and destruction caused by a group of Squatters to a £3 million Bristol mansion: "The once-tempting swimming pool lies strewn with debris, graffiti and empty beer bottles, while the formerly stylish vaulted cellar resembles a rubbish tip..."

Are squatters your worst nightmare?

Today the Mail reports the damage and destruction caused by a group of Squatters to a £3 million Bristol mansion: "The once-tempting swimming pool lies strewn with debris, graffiti and empty beer bottles, while the formerly stylish vaulted cellar resembles a rubbish tip..." (Amy Oliver and Luke Salkeld)

For owners, the fear of having a property squatted is a very real and very costly threat that is continuing to effect vacant buildings all over the UK.

There are over 20,000 squatters in England and Wales, a number that has reportedly increased by 40% in the last year. It also is worrying to note that while these squatters are residing in your premises their health and safety becomes your legal responsibility. Squatters often cause damage, hold up potential sales or development plans and have a detrimental, destabilising effect on the local community.

Following an eviction, once solicitors and industrial cleaning fees have been paid, repairs could put a property owner out of business.

Tim Maynard, newly appointed Regional Manager for the Bristol and South West Camelot office, comments: "Empty and boarded up property advertises to squatters that your buildings are free to be occupied as their new home. In order to effectively keep squatters out and maintain the value of your assets you need a pro-active solution which is where theCamelot Live-in Guardian solution supersedes other methods of traditional security."

Maynard adds, "It's a win-win solution offering owners the peace of mind that their property will not be squatted and allowing strictly vetted Guardians to reside temporarily in the property during the period it lies vacant."

Camelot offer a full legal process and on-site assistance at the very moment of bailiff eviction. As the dust settles following a successful eviction Camelot will secure your property to a safe, useable condition and offer you the peace of mind that your property will not be squatted.

For more information and to find out how Camelot can effectively and cost efficiently secure your property against squatters please visit cameloteurope.com or call us on 0845 262 2002 >>