A non-‐residential property is any building or land that is not designed to be lived in.
Simply being on another person’s non-‐residential property without their permission is not usually a crime. Thepolice can take action if squatters commit other crimes when entering or staying in a property.
- causing damage when entering the property;
- causing damage while in the property;
- not leaving when they’re told to by a court;
- stealing from the property;
- using utilities like electricity or gas without permission;
- not obeying a noise abatement notice.