The first episode of Spirit of the Law in the second season covers – Squatter’s Rights. On the show Ada Ama-Njoku the presenter explains that a squatter is someone who unlawfully occupies an inhabitant building or an unused land.
Also on the show, the guest, Mr Justin Leach from Telfer Attorneys stated that under section 26 of the Bill of Rights it is mentioned that the government needs to make adequate provision in terms of legislation for the protection of the right to housing, and that everyone in South Africa has the right to adequate housing.
Ada Ama-Njoku also mentions that if you are a Landlord out there; follow the correct procedure before you evict a squatter, to avoid unnecessary frustration, costs and rental losses, because squatters have rights to long term stay in a property if they are unable to move instantly.
Watch the show for more.