Section 6 legal notice for squats


A legal warning notice on Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 which protects the rights of occupiers of properties.

Submitted by Steven. on October 13, 2006

If you are squatting it is strongly advised you display this notice to inform people of your rights - and let them know that you are aware of your rights


Section 6 Criminal Law Act 1977
As amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

THAT we live in this property, it is our home and we intend to stay here.

THAT at all times there is at least one person in this property.

THAT any entry or attempt to enter into this property without our permission is a criminal offence as any one of us who is in physical possession is opposed to entry without our permission.

THAT if you attempt to enter by violence or by threatening violence we will prosecute you. You may receive a sentence of up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

THAT if you want to get us out you will have to take out a summons for possession in the County Court or in the High Court, or produce to us a written statement or certificate in terms of S.12A Criminal Law Act, 1977 (as inserted by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, 1994).

THAT it is an offence under S.12A (8) Criminal Law Act 1977 (as amended) to knowingly make a false statement to obtain a written statement for the purposes of S. 12A. A person guilty of such an offence may receive a sentence of up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000.


The Occupiers

N.B. Signing this Legal warning is optional. It is equally valid whether or not it is signed.

Text taken from the UHC Collective website
Edited by Last reviewed 2006



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