Discussion in 'Brixton' started by wemakeyousoundb, May 15, 2012.
One of the squatters I know there just received a notice to quit today
Some of them have been there for decades.
For fuck's sake.
can't believe there are any still left...
Not good at all, have many close friends who squat there. Was only a matter of time though tbh.
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.
Are there still whole squatted buildings on Rushcroft? I thought that the ones on the corner of Electric Lane were the last ones?
shit, which block is it do you know?
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
The final sweepdown. Soon we'll be awash with £40 nu-Brixton foodie happenings with no place for what's left of the community.
Make that 4 now Seems like it's all going
are these personal addressed letters? if so... how did they know names
They don't need to be afaik.
so its a general letter addressed to the gaff?
feck it then... the 'new laws' don't come into effect until september?
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.
thats my thinking too....
just concerned if 'they' are addressing individuals rather than the collective.....
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.
When our block was evicted from Rushcroft Road in 2009 none of the correspondence was personally addressed. It made no difference http://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/evictions-in-rushcroft-road-brixton.209361/
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
still 'legal' though (squatting that is lol)
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.....
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
They've had possession orders from the court for (ASAIK) all the individual properties (with persons unknown listed) for several years now.
woah.... if someone has been there from '78.... 34 years... do they not technically own the premises?
I'm not a specialist on this but from what i remember from various past cases of people I know I think the 12 years "rule" involves a clause of no contact with the owner and no attempt from them to repossess the premises.
I'm written a piece here documenting the whole sad story:
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.
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