eviction moratorium II?

A letter from the Lord Chancellor (which we have) says that the High Court bailiffs (and we understand County Court too but they’re less of an issue) have agreed not to carry out evictions from residential properties in Tiers 2 and 3 areas, and everywhere from December 11 to January 11.

We hope that this, and waving a copy of this letter at bailiffs and cops should be enough to stop possession orders being acted on for the moment but fear this is not enough.

Let us know what happens where you are ….

Eviction update

Under new rules, if you have ever had a licence to be where you are you must get notice of eviction, even if it’s the High Court cowboys that do it.
We’re still working out the practicalities of making use of this, but let us know your experiences, and if you’re in court and the other side haven’t mentioned your licence make sure you put it in your defence, even if it’s not going to help otherwise

office issues

the office has not been open for a bit, due to leccy works as well as keeping safe from the virus.

we’re trying to get back on top of emails and any other messages, but sorry if you’ve not heard anything.

stay safe

ASS accounts 2019

OK, we did a lot better last year and made a surplus! thanks to benefits and one-off donations.
We spent £3,580, of which 2,517 was building costs and £527 for our phone etc.
We got in £1,951 in donations, £1,927 from benefits and £985 from standing orders.
Thanks a lot everyone.

Feedback

Hey, we need your feedback to make things work better

We particularly need feedback on the Squatters Handbook as we need to start working on the next edition. What do you think / like / dislike / not understand ….?

But generally we need to know what’s working and what isn’t so we can advise others better

drop us a line …….

Consultation on bailiff powers

There is an official consultation on County Court and High Court bailiff enforcement, which could (possibly) result in the High Court ones having to give notice and play by the rules, or, on the other hand, in County Court bailiffs being able to act like cowboys.

ASS is working on a response, along with others and if you want to see our draft get in touch, and have a look at https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/enforcement-of-possession-orders/ We have until the 2nd May.

Let us know if you are planning to respond and share your draft with us please (so we can learn and/or advise)

Legal & practical advice for squatters and other homeless people