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Sobre mi... UK Police Officer for 30 years, retiring as DCI. In Spain for 30 yrs. 20 years working with the police as authorised voluntary translator and advisor.

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Trabajo de... For past 20 years working for National Police as a voluntary translator and adviser/consultant , assisting the public and persons arrested with crime reports, completing paperwork, interviews and generally assisting with advice.

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22 Feb 2018 15:30:

The offence of burglary is now defined by section 9 of the Theft Act 1968 which now reads:

 (1) A person is guilty of burglary if—

(a)    he or she enters any building or part of a building as a trespasser and with intent to commit any such offence as is mentioned in subsection (2) below; or

(b)   having entered any building or part of a building as a trespasser he steals or attempts to steal anything in the building or that part of it or inflicts or attempts to inflict on any person therein any grievous bodily harm.


That means trespass alone is not a crime.

However,  here is some  light reading , for those who are not legally qualified, car mechanics, property surveyors , etc., but who would like to better informed:-



PS     I suggest if you want professional advce regarding a car you ask a mechanic not a lawyer or a detective


This message was last edited by johnzx on 22/02/2018.
Thread: Neighbour trespassing

21 Feb 2018 16:27:

Maridave.  I agree about not needing to produce a cert of padrón to buy a vehicle but my town and surounding one are still registering holiday home owners on their padrons 

Thread: Buying a car in spain

21 Feb 2018 15:04:

Thanks Maria.    

In U.K. there is no criminal offence of trespass on land (unless it is government or military land) nor even inside a property, including a person’s home, if it is just trespass only

 In 1982 Micheal Fagan was found inside the bedroom of the queen of England  at Buckingham That person was not convicted at court as it was accepted he was only trespassing at Buckingham palace

As the man had it was said consumed half a bottle of wine, he had stolen the wine, that having been correct he should have been convicted of burglary ( stealing as a trespasser). A perverse jury decision 


This message was last edited by johnzx on 21/02/2018.
Thread: Neighbour trespassing

21 Feb 2018 10:15:

Insurance cover

Under Directive 2009/103/EC all vehicle insurance policies are required to provide third party (minimum cover) for the duration of the policy, in all EU countries as standard.   Thus up to 12 months from the starting date.

Of course should one require further cover, full comp etc., then the insurance company will probably require an  additional premium and will restrict the period for which that cover is effective.


NB Insurance companies are often reluctant to mention this and will try to get customers to pay extra


This message was last edited by johnzx on 21/02/2018.
Thread: Spanish Resident with Spanish car in UK longer than 6 months

20 Feb 2018 21:04:

I was the thinking of trespassing on land rather than in a dwelling.



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Thread: Neighbour trespassing


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