New Legal Warning


Section 144, LASPO does NOT apply

insert reasons why the above applies if not physically obvious:

This is NOT a “residential building” within the meaning of section 144, Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 because it was NOT designed or adapted, before the time of our entry, for use as a place to live (ss (3)(b)).

The provisions of section 144 are therefore NOT APPLICABLE to this building or to our occupation of it.

Part II, Criminal Law Act 1977

(As amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, 1994) DOES APPLY



THAT we occupy this property and at all times there is at least one person in occupation.

THAT any entry or attempt to enter into these premises without our permission is therefore a criminal offence as any one of us who is in physical possession is opposed to such entry without our permission.

THAT if you attempt to enter by violence or by threatening violence we will prosecute you. You may receive a sentence of up to six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

THAT if you want to get us out you will have to issue a claim for possession in the County Court or in the High Court.

THAT pursuant to CPR 39.8, any communication to the Court, including any with or without notice application, must be immediately copied to all parties. Failure to comply with this rule may lead to the court imposing sanctions and may be a breach of professional conduct. Where an email address is provided below we request that any application or correspondence to the Court concerning our occupation of this property be copied to that email address. This does not alter the application of any rule requiring physical service.

INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS ……………………………………………………….

The Occupiers

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