The BRISTOLIAN has spoken to the occupiers of 44 Richmond Terrace, Avonmouth this evening and – despite the serving of a civil eviction notice on them three weeks too late by Bristol City Council – they say a solution remains on the table.
“Place Anthony Palmer on the Band 1 housing priority he’s entitled to and where he should be placed as an ex-serviceman NOW and we will leave the property before 5.00pm tomorrow,” they say.
“This will allow the council to complete the sale of the property with the buyer as they are obliged to do by that time.
“If they do not do this then the costs will start racking up to the council tax payer while the council housing department will face further embarrassment and negative publicity as we fight the eviction and their house sale collapses.
“The ball’s in the council’s court …”
So the council must complete the sale today. However the property is currently occupied by a peaceful protest and they have only just been served with papers yesterday to goto court next Wednesday. Therefore the buyer cannot complete due to the property being occupied and this is against the terms the seller agreed. So it’s a breach of contract with the council potentially liable for costs and compensation.
Stupidly once again led by a new mayor not man enough to make the right decision. Being advised by the totally useless legal services who seem to never quite grasp the legal system and end up costing the tax payer money through their total incompetence. So far they have wrongly advised bcc and issued papers at a cost of £450 to the wrong persons when they have a right to occupy the Property on a peaceful protest basis. They are not squatting as they live elsewhere. The protesters will defend the action in court and are likely to win. So Marvin the marvellous how about rehousing this poor ex serviceman and son and stop being a puppet listening to the idiots who surround you.