The judges do not consider that the case of an evicted person is the same because they can not pay the rent of their home that the one of a 'squatter'.
The Provincial Court of Barcelona had to resolve this issue during an eviction process initiated by the owner of the house (BBVA).
Those who have lost their habitual residence for not having been able to pay the mortgage are entitled to a social rent. This is established by the antidesautio laws applicable at national level to protect certain groups that are at special risk of exclusion.
To avoid the eviction, some squatters have tried to avail themselves of this regulation and ask to negotiate with the bank owner of the house, but, according to the law recently, the squatter does not have the right to a social rent.