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