Extortion in 1% or 2% of the cases he handles where landlords have unwanted residents making eviction dangerous and difficult. This is definitely becoming more common and on the increase, says property lawyer Santi Ventalló.

The legal system isn't working, so owners are paying squatters to get out immediately.
Santi Ventalló
Property lawyer

"I think this is okupación 2.0," something people need to be aware and take precautions.

And the reason for that is because the courts take so long to act up to 24 months and no quarantee you will even get possession after that.

It is clear that many of the 'security companies' are involved in the scam and foreigners can be scammed over and over on the same property.

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