residential occupier

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A person who is living in a property as a result of his contractual rights, his statutory rights, his rights under a rule of law, or because other people are restricted by law from removing him. It is an offence to force a residential occupier to leave the property without complying with the proper procedure (Protection from Eviction Act 1977). See adverse occupation; eviction; forcible entry; harassment of occupier.

Subjects: Law.

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