Aug 30, 2017

Andrew Wilson & Co evict squatters from historic city centre building


Our Property Services team is increasingly called upon to meet the growing demand for the removal of squatters from commercial properties throughout our major cities. We recently enforced the eviction of 40 squatters from Hotspur House, a historic five-storey building in Manchester city centre.

This large operation caught the attention of the local media who reported live from the scene: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/live-police-evict-squatters-historic-13289800

Hotspur House was previously a cotton mill in Manchester’s industrial heyday and was later used as a printing house up until 2011. Our client, the owner of this 19th century building, was granted a Possession Order by the County Court, but the squatters did not leave by the specified date.

Consent was then given to transfer the Order to the High Court for enforcement and a Writ of Possession was issued to Andrew Wilson & Co, authorising us to effect the eviction process, which we started early on a Thursday morning.

With so many people living in the building, emotions were bound to run high. We notified the Greater Manchester Police who were on site to oversee the eviction. A member of the council’s homelessness team was also on hand to speak with squatters as they were evicted.

During the operation, police made four arrests. Of those, two were detained for breach of the peace, one on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and one for a public order offence. Despite this our professional team of Certificated Bailiffs and support staff were able to vacate the property quickly and efficiently.

Finally, our Property Services team helped to secure the site to prevent squatters from re-occupying Hotspur House. The building’s future is uncertain, but significant development is planned nearby with a multi-million revamp of nearby Oxford Road station.

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Sep 12, 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Hill who will lead the expansion of our new Property Services division, specialising in evictions, repossessions, asset recovery and security.

Aug 30, 2017

Our Property Services team is increasingly called upon to meet the growing demand for the removal of squatters from commercial properties throughout our major cities. We recently enforced the eviction of 40 squatters from Hotspur House, a historic five-storey building in Manchester city centre.

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