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Squatter given £2m plot on heath in London
| Bonnie Malkin
Posted on 05/24/2007 3:12:01 PM PDT by cposnarkey
Breaking into the exclusive Highgate property market in north London is notoriously difficult. But yesterday a homeless man apparently did the almost-impossible, managing to secure his very own slice of prime real estate on Hampstead Heath for free.
Harry Hallowes, 70, says he has been given the title deeds to a piece of land on the edge of the heath on which he has been squatting for more than two decades. The 65ft by 131ft plot has been estimated to be worth up to £2 million.
The Land Registry's decision
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: london; squatter
Once upon a time lived in La Jolla, California, a super beautiful and somewhat expensive area on the beach. Had a buddy that lived in a storage room 5x12 of an apt for 5 years. No toilet, no shower. He would walk to the public toilet (you may have read Thomas Wolfes The Pump-house Gang, same spot) by the beach and shower off at the surfer shower every morning. I don’t think he got the title to the place though.
To: SF Republican
You havent been to La Jolla lately have you? ;0)
posted on 05/24/2007 3:28:54 PM PDT
(The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
To: SF Republican
Ha- of all places, Southern California, he certainly would have had a shot at it if he would have brought it to court. I had a lesbian friend who lived with a gay man for years, as roommates and one day she said— “Hey, we’ve lived together for 7 years— we have a common law marriage!” and they’d giggle
Its all relative that is for sure - had a neighbor from La Jolla move to South Texas at that time, he said he could buy the entire town for what he sold his house for.
Actually ... naaahhh ... never mind ... that was when I was younger ...
Anyway ... here's the mansion
posted on 05/24/2007 4:21:00 PM PDT
(I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
yeah... and now he's gotta pay TAXES on that 2M piece of land too!!!
ukgubment will own it in a couple years.
posted on 05/24/2007 4:54:58 PM PDT
posted on 05/24/2007 4:55:09 PM PDT
(Duncan Hunter just needs one Rudy G Campaign Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVBtPIrEleM)
posted on 11/25/2007 7:08:07 PM PST
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