On Monday 3rd September two days after the law changed for squatting residential buildings, members of Birmingham Tenants and Homeless Action Group received a notice from the council informing them that if they have not vacated the building by 4:00pm Tuesday 4th September proceedings will commence for possession and eviction by a Court Order.
John Holland, a member of the group said “We condemn the actions of the council, there are homeless people in this house evicting them and forcing them out onto the streets not only does nothing to help the problem of homelessness but in fact makes it worse.”
“We ask the council that the money they will use on court proceedings to evict us be better spent on investing back into the house to make it liveable so it can be used as low cost social housing. The money could also be spent on helping homeless people get the help and support they need with drug and alcohol dependencies.”
The Birmingham Tenants & Homelessness Action Group have vowed to ignore this notice and resist any attempted eviction.