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Homeless Person / Intruder

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Joined 28-06-2006
Posted on Sunday, 21 January, 2007 - 03:36 pm:   

We live in a communal block of flats in Forest Hill, and since Xmas have been regularly finding a homeless person either wandering around the premises or sleeping on a staircase. Currently we evict this intruder ourselves and have received little help from the management company and local police. Has anyone here experienced the same problem, and if so how did you resolve it. Plus, can anyone offer any advice?
Joined 12-10-2006
Posted on Sunday, 21 January, 2007 - 05:17 pm:   

Funnily enough (as sounds a rather unusual problem!)

I would think the practical answer is to make sure the premises are properly secured.

Another approach might be to contact the local homeless unit (at the council?) and see if they can help find more suitable accommodation.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Sunday, 21 January, 2007 - 10:27 pm:   

I wonder if your flat is on Perry Vale, as we may be talking about the same building that I used to live in! This used to be a problem there as the management company refused to consider an entryphone system, not that these are completly foolproof anyway. In the 14 years I lived there there were only 3 such incidents- the police were called and removed them from the premises with a warning.

The best thing is to ask the management company to install an entryphone system and see how it goes after that. If this guy is a regular the idea above about contacting the council is the next step. He may be harmless but others who come after him may not be, and if he can get in, then so can burglars and worse. The police should be taking his details at least, as he may have form.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 22 January, 2007 - 09:22 am:   

Surely this is a case for an ASBO?

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