EG news story: PLA/PBA secure rethink on ‘licence to trespass’ during pandemic

 

The PLA and PBA have successful secured a rewrite of the court direction that effectively prevented the eviction of squatters from property during the Covid-19 pandemic. They jointly wrote to the Master of the Rolls seeking clarification and, in response, the Practice Direction has been amended to exclude possession claims against “persons unknown” who are trespassing on property, which could include travellers, protestors or others squatting in commercial or residential property who are not known to the owner.

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