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Squatters in Mayfair Given Eviction Order

Published On: May 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

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Squatters in Mayfair Given Eviction Order

Squatters in Mayfair Given Eviction Order

A High Court judge has evicted around 40 people who were squatting in a historic building in central London.

The group were occupying 16 Grosvenor Street in Mayfair, but had “no conceivable defence”1 against eviction, stated Mr Justice Henderson, who granted a possession order to property company Quintain.

A spokesperson for the squatters, Jed Miller, said that the group included people who were homeless and vulnerable due to physical or mental health problems.

The 23-year-old law student insisted: “We will move to the next squat.”1 

1 Branagan, M. (2015) ‘Mayfair squatters get order to quit’, Metro, 28 May, p.11