Shifting Squatters.

Drivers_lag

On ROPS
On ROPs
Right, chaps.

Pal of mine has a problem. Squatter in the flat above his shop.

He was there with permission for quite some time, but just sacked it... never paid his rent properly and became more and more reclusive as the back rent spiralled.

I say he's a squatter because he has no tenancy agreement.

Points to note.

No tenancy agreement.

Squatter has dogs who the RSPCA might be interested in cos the place hums, owing to his reclusiveness.

Water, gas and electric are all switched off by my mate through the shop.

Mate has a 23 stone son.

Sensible legal suggestions, artful blagging with regard to what to say to OB/HMC and army style torment suggestions welcome.
 
Get RSPCA invvolved, they seem to be much more pro-active than plod.
 
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Djelli Beybii

Guest
Tell him jarrod is outside with a big tub of butter and 40 Viagra tabs..

If that doesn't shift him.....Chally 2 maybe.
 
Unless the law has changed, if he did not originally enter the building as a trespasser (sounds like he didn't, so you cannot use the angle of being a “displaced residential occupier” or “protected intending occupier”, even though there is apparently no formal rental agreement) you will need to go to court for an eviction order.

Sounds harsh, but any other suggested 'informal' arrangements could end up with you being in the shit.
 
DL, can't help with the squatter but tell your mates son he's a fat ****, eat less exercise more or in a few years he'll be harder to shift than the squatter.
 
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Djelli Beybii

Guest
Unless the law has changed, if he did not originally enter the building as a trespasser (sounds like he didn't, even though there is apparently no formal rental agreement) you will need to go to court for an eviction order.

Sounds harsh, but any other suggested 'informal' arrangements could end up with you being in the shit.

What Provost has said...people who do squat like this do have RIGHTS, as mad as it seems.
Is the problem on mainland UK or in Ireland?

Eviction order would be the safest, arse covering, legal way to get him out, but will take time and money.
 
Unless the law has changed, if he did not originally enter the building as a trespasser (sounds like he didn't, even though there is apparently no formal rental agreement) you will need to go to court for an eviction order.

Sounds harsh, but any other suggested 'informal' arrangements could end up with you being in the shit.
That does not surprise me in the least.

Are we talking UK by the way?
 

Charles_1

Old-Salt
If he doesn't want money (sounds like little chance of getting any) there's an accelerated possession proceedings option that's fairly quick. If you haggle , you'll get a solicitor to do it all for £750 plus court fees plus vat.

The paperwork has to be tip top, and many judges love to bin the proceedings for a missing comma, so it's worth getting it done properly .
 
Wait until the silent hours then brick the front door up. Leave a gap at the top that's small enough for him to climb out of. A knock on the door the following day to tell him he either leaves of the rest gets bricked up. Job jobbed.
 
Firstly, Get the lard arse son to go on a diet. Secondly, how do you know the bloke upstairs hasn't just died? Especially if all the gas, electric and water have been switched off and the place hums. Is there a build up of full milk bottles on his doorstep?
 
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