A COURT has determined that the squatters who have been residing at the expansive estate situated in Artà in Spain’s Mallorca which once belonged to Boris Becker, have committed a crime of usurpation.
The Provincial Court in Manacor has ruled that the four occupants have illegally taken control of the property without having the legal right to do so and have now been ordered to leave in addition to receiving a penalty of €480.
The estate had been used by the international tennis star until the summer of 2016 when he declared bankruptcy through his Goadtbridge SL company.
Since then, the property has been managed by debt management company who served an eviction notice to the illegal tenants in October last year. The squatters responded and carried out legal proceedings, where they argued that their actions were now a crime because the estate had been completely abandoned with no electricity or water.
However, a judge disagreed and ruled that the property was in the process of being sold.