Rushcroft road: notice to quit

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by wemakeyousoundb, May 15, 2012.

  1. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    One of the squatters I know there just received a notice to quit today
    :/
     
  2. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Some of them have been there for decades.
     
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    For fuck's sake.
     
  4. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    can't believe there are any still left...
     
  5. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    Not good at all, have many close friends who squat there. :( Was only a matter of time though tbh.
     
  6. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    yes, he's been worried about this for a while. Hopefully there will be some time for people to get something sorted, it doesn't very easy at this time from what I've heard from other people being evicted in this period.
    I'm wondering if they are going to go for an all in one "event" or try staggered evictions, either by flats or by buildings.
     
  7. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Are there still whole squatted buildings on Rushcroft? I thought that the ones on the corner of Electric Lane were the last ones?
     
  8. just.joe

    just.joe New Member

    shit, which block is it do you know?
     
  9. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Seems like it's most if not all the blocks. I know 3 different people from 3 different blocks that have had letters in the last 48 hours :(
     
  10. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    New Brixton :(
     
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The final sweepdown. Soon we'll be awash with £40 nu-Brixton foodie happenings with no place for what's left of the community.
     
  12. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Make that 4 now :( Seems like it's all going :(
     
  13. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

  14. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    are these personal addressed letters? if so... how did they know names
    :confused:
     
  15. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    They don't need to be afaik.
     
  16. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    so its a general letter addressed to the gaff?
    feck it then... the 'new laws' don't come into effect until september?
     
  17. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Not sure about the legality of applying them retrospectively (i.e. I don't think it's legal to do people under the new laws if they originally occupied the squat when squatting was legally permissible), either.
     
  18. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    thats my thinking too....
    just concerned if 'they' are addressing individuals rather than the collective.....
     
  19. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    As I haven't really had anything to do with squatting for over 20 years, I'm not sure how current my knowledge is, but you can't issue notice to quit to "the occupier", as far as I remember, it has to be to a specific person or persons.
    If they have addressed them to the individuals, there's still the matter of what set of laws they're doing it under, and whether they've bothered to do things properly, though.
     
  20. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

  21. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Tbh I think they're just cracking down on everyone. The people I spoke to tonight have been there between 6 months and well over 10 years and fairly legit with the council. It seems like a full sweep to me :(
     
  22. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    still 'legal' though (squatting that is lol)
    http://www.squatter.org.uk/
     
  23. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    It's gonna be a big london issue due to the fundalympics... major crackdowns ahead....
    :(
    It has happened every time the sponsors come to town.....
     
  24. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    yep, one of the persons in his block has been there since 1978
    :/
    Thought it might be now I've seen the letter, basically the council is sending some of their people in to see who they "have to" rehome next Monday, then if the deadline is missed bailiffs come into the picture.
    yep, "persons unknown" "unlawful occupier" whatever the term is
     
  25. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    They've had possession orders from the court for (ASAIK) all the individual properties (with persons unknown listed) for several years now.
     
  26. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

  27. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

  29. Brixton Blog

    Brixton Blog Member

    Hi all,
    I am Zoe from the Brixton Blog. We'd like to write a piece on the Rushcroft Rd evictions and it would be great to interview some of the residents affected. I wondered if wemakeyousoundb or nipsla might be able to help us get in contact with someone. Brixton Blog should be covering more of this news where we haven't before. Thanks for the blog post above, editor - it's great.
    Zoe
     
  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Ah, right.
     

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