The number of house occupants in Spain has risen tremendously, especially in the Alicante and Valencian Regions as well as Zamora. The period between January 2021 and September 2021 almost 50 homes a day fell into the hands of Squatters. The most notable region being Valencia registered the largest percentage increase in squatters in 2021 ( 705% increase) followed by Alicante with a 455% increase. Furthermore, the official statistics don´t even include all the squatter cases that are registered around Spain. The Police officials will only proceed to evict the squatters if the crime is recent and it does not matter weather a first or second residence. If, on the other hand, the crime is not flagrant, the victim will have to request the eviction from the judge. Full Squatter article
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