Anorak News | Squatter’s Right

Squatter’s Right

by | 18th, October 2004

‘SQUATTER George Weiss has sold the one-bedroom flat he has lived in for the past 35 years…for £710,000.

The 64-year-old, who was a friend of the late comedian Peter Cook, has lived in the mews house in upmarket Hampstead, North London, since 1969, but stopped paying rent in 1983 as the property fell into disrepair.

He hasn’t spoken to his landlord since 1990 – and, under a legal ruling that says the house reverts to the tenant if he has not had contact with his landlord for 12 years, he was recently declared its legal owner.

Mr Weiss says he will use the money to launch a rival to Hello! magazine called Goodbye!, which will feature dead celebrities and the houses they lived in.

He has also launched a political party, called the Wonderfully Egalitarian Association of Creative Thinkers.’

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