UK: Motherfuckers change law again

UK UPDATE: Them mother fuckers have changed the law again to suit the interests of lazy property owners who leave places empty and unused.

The Civil Procedure Rules Practice Direction 51Z (government site here) have been updated so as to not include trespass claims and IPOs (ie most squat cases). Previously it did include them.

Therefore, as of April 20, 51Z will no longer apply to possession claims against ‘persons unknown’ or claims for interim possession orders. What does this mean in these uncertain times? This means owners will probably still try illegal methods of eviction, that’s what we are hearing from Brighton and London. How will the courts be working? Zooming?? Who knows, but it will not be a surprise if court cases happen without the awareness of the squatters.

Stay safe everybody!

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