King of Hamstead Heath ?

I was looking through the Times Online site and found a wonderful article. It seems that a rather pricey piece of land in the middle of London, part of Hampstead Heath no less, has been given to a vagrant that squatted there for almost 20 years. I think that’s rather wonderful. A developer was trying to evict him to ease the conversion of a nearby abandoned hospital into luxury flats and after three years of court he was awarded the title to the property due to his uncontested possession of the property. It’s worth around £3 million but he’d be unlikely to sell it as it wouldn’t get the planning permission necessary to sell. Still, good on him!

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