The most unusual of squatting circumstances

The most unusual of squatting circumstances

As we launch our new eBook on the eviction of squatters, trespassers and activists from land and commercial property, we take a look at some of the more unusual circumstances we have come across in the course of squatter evictions.

Here are the ones that stand out the most for us:

– On clearing a group of trespassers from land, a huge pile of beer cans, right next to a sign that said “no drinks or drugs”. The trespasser we asked about it told us it was because they “cause trouble” – as he took another swig from the beer can in his hand

– Squatters who left a gas cylinder on a heated electric ring, just waiting to explode as we cleared the building

– A protestor on the roof throwing tiles down onto our agents, while his fellow squatters shouted at him to jump – who needs enemies with friends like that! We talked him down

– Squatters in an old empty hospital building ripping the asbestos lagging off copper pipes to remove the copper – with no protective equipment whatsoever

– Protestors standing for hours on a high and narrow beam above the doorway, until they were eventually persuaded to come down

– Squatters in an empty pub where they have pulled out the electrics in a flooded basement – how they got away without being electrocuted is incredible

– A group of protestors camped outside Margaret Thatcher’s old constituency office in Finchley – years after the poll tax was abandoned

– Squatters in a property in East London who set up CCTV so they would see us coming. We managed to by-pass it and regain the element of surprise

– Using our water-based method of entry team to secure the river bank of a Thames-side property – zipping up the river in a Zodiac rib felt quite “James Bond”

– Squatters who were after a life of luxury, so they moved into a ten bedroom £10 million house in North London (before squatting in residential premises became illegal in 2012)

Here are our eBook guides for landlords, free to download:
The residential landlord’s guide to evicting tenants and recovering rent arrears
The commercial landlord’s guide to CRAR and forfeiture 
Guide to Squatter, Trespasser & Activist Eviction 

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Author: High Court Enforcement Group

High Court Enforcement Group helps landlords to quickly and efficiently evict tenants to regain possession of their property, as well as recover rent arrears. We are the largest independent enforcement company in England and Wales, providing a comprehensive range of recovery solutions for solicitors, businesses and individuals, in addition to our possession services for landlords. High Court Enforcement Group helps landlords to quickly and efficiently evict tenants with the minimum possible stress. We are the largest independent enforcement company in England and Wales, providing national coverage with a comprehensive range of recovery solutions, including rent arrears. We have a full understanding of the process, and assisted by our legal team, we deliver back what is rightfully yours. It is important that you get it right, so contact our team today to get the assistance you need.

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