Georges’ house, located in the Izards district near Toulouse, has been squatted since Tuesday, October 19. This is the third time the 84-year-old retiree and his daughter have faced this kind of situation.
Like every morning, Georges Dematis passes in front of 112, route de Launaguet to seek his pain. At 84, the retiree takes a look at his property. Tuesday, October 19, in the morning, nothing to report. But a few hours later, a neighbor calls him to tell him that there are people at his place. Another confirmed neighbor. She reportedly saw people with a circular saw towards the gate of the house. The retiree, who lives nearby, goes there and calls 17. This is not the first time he has experienced this kind of mishap. On sale for 4 years, his house has already been squatted twice recently. “Last year, we walled off all the entrances.”
No “flagrant offense”
On the spot, the police gathered a report that the fifteen occupants had been present for a week, that is to say much more than the 48 hour period which allows to intervene in “in the act”. Beyond that, the police can no longer do anything without a authorization issued by the judiciary. Marie-Ange Dematis, Georges’ daughter, competition: “I have 15 letters from neighbors attesting on my honor that the house had been occupied for less than 48 hours. ” She explains : “I went to the central police station, but the police officers are on this false testimony. ”
“The house must be demolished”
Almost a week after the discovery of the occupation of their house, the owner and his daughter can no longer take it. “It has to stop. It is not normal that it is always the same to fight. ”From now on, a judicial officer must come to draw up a report of break-in. But Marie-Ange Dematis refuses to take the legal route for the moment. “It is a procedure which will take several years and the sale of the house is recorded. Within the next six months, it was to be demolished. My father doesn’t want to take care of it anymore and I don’t wrap up maintaining it anymore.”
So she decided “to fight differently ”, by calling out to the media. Marie-Ange Dematis has created a Facebook page and wishes to organize a demonstration on Saturday October 30, to make known the situation of his father and to become aware of the inhabitants of the district. “After us, it will be other families who will have to face this kind of problem.. “
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