If you have recently asked yourself: what types of crimes can be committed if they occupy my house? This article is for you. Depending on the situation of the property, we may find ourselves facing a CRIME OF TRESPASSING or a CRIME OF USURPATION.
The main distinction between the two is that in the home invasion it is a property in which you DO reside or live on a regular or occasional basis; and in the case of usurpation, the occupation is on a property in which you do NOT reside or do not live.
The requirements for there to be a CRIME OF TRESPASSING are:
- Occupation without consent.
- The maintenance of that occupation illegally
- The place occupied must be a property in which the affected person resides habitually (first residence) or occasionally (second residences). Article 202 CP
- It is also considered trespassing when the violated address is that of a legal entity or premises open to the public. Article 203 CP
The requirements for there to be a CRIME OF USURPATION, of Article 245 CP, among others, are:
- Occupation with/without violence.
- That the squatters do not have a rental contract or others.
- Express your OPPOSITION.
- That there is an intention to occupy the property illegitimately.
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