EWN Exclusive Update: Romanian Squatters do Moonlight-flit out of Young Couples Home

A British Expat and his young partner with their two-week-old daughter have been left homeless by Romanian squatters. image credit: Marc Holmes

The Romanian squatters that took possession of young couples home in Calahonda have suddenly left- at last!

A desperate plea for help was launched by the EWN to find temporary accommodation for a young couple that were forced to sleep in their car a few weeks ago along with their two-week-old newborn baby girl. Well, we have good news, the squatters have gone!

Marc Holmes, 32, drove all the way from the UK through France to pick up his partner and daughter from Madrid with the deeds to his grandfather’s townhouse, situated between Marbella and Fuengirola.

Apart from the car breaking down in France, all was going to plan and the couple looked forward to starting their new life in Calahonda – that was until Marc realised the awful truth, someone was already living there…

Well, that was a few weeks ago, and after the appeal was launched a very kind EWN reader let Marc’s family move into an apartment until they could their home out.

From Marc: “I have my house back now. But it is an absolute mess and they have taken near enough everything from here, Here is what it is like. I can’t move my family into here still because we have no white goods. No mattresses. We have nothing. I have set up a go fund me page at the request of members on a British ex-pat site that wants to help as much as they can.”

             The squatters took all the bed-linen and mattresses-nice!

Marcs Gofundme site link below.


The washing machine went but at least they can do the washing up!
The site of the break-in which started it all.

If you would like to the family in any way then Marc has given his permission to publish his mobile number. 690 71 92 28

I shall publish an update on the family’s progress after this horrible ordeal, one thing I have learned is that the ex-pat community comes together in times of need – and that can only be a good thing! TW

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Tony Winterburn

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    • Joseph Norman

      22 June 2020 • 15:08

      The only approach that squatters understand is direct and physical . Belive me, I have gotten rid of plenty of them.

    • Anne Sewell

      22 June 2020 • 19:56

      Shocking news. This appears to be happening a lot.

    • David Cameron

      23 June 2020 • 10:56

      If you’re near them perhaps you could advise.
      There is only one way to deal with these people……….

    • Angus

      23 June 2020 • 21:41

      Can the authorities in all countries, UK included, please sort this out? Squatting is theft on a grand scale. In any other criminal situation the culprits would be immediately marched off to a police station, but if someone has stolen your home, suddenly they have rights. Why? The end result is always the same – squatters evicted. So why drag the process out and force people like this poor family to sleep in their car, for absolutely no reason? It make zero sense. Sort it out!!

    • Chris Holland

      24 June 2020 • 08:07

      I’m glad that EuroWeekly published Marc’s number. All the armchair warriors advising him to throw down against these animals will now doubtless be phoning him to offer to accompany him to the pitched battles ahead. The Head ***** probably has fifteen brothers, most of whom will be well experienced in bare knuckle fighting.

      Best of luck lads, although you should be aware that Piotr, Pavel and Manfri are hardly going to be playing by the Queensbury Rules!

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