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Squatters invade Highgate mansion

PUBLISHED: 13:10 16 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 07 September 2010

The mansion in Highgate

The mansion in Highgate

SQUATTERS have struck again in Highgate – this time taking up residence in a £5million mansion just around the corner from The Bishops Avenue. The sprawling nine-bedroom house in Hampstead Lane with views over the Heath has been occupied by at least 10 pe

SQUATTERS have struck again in Highgate - this time taking up residence in a £5million mansion just around the corner from The Bishops Avenue.

The sprawling nine-bedroom house in Hampstead Lane with views over the Heath has been occupied by at least 10 people.

But now they are already anticipating being turfed out.

One mansion dweller spoke to the Ham&High but refused to open the front door. She said: "Court proceedings have started and we are expecting to have to move on very soon."

Last summer, squatters briefly moved into the Grade II-listed Morven House in North Hill but were turfed out after just a few days. Elsewhere, squatters have turned up in unoccupied piles, including the former Mercedes showroom in Finchley Road, a former nurses' hostel in New End, Hampstead, and a mansion in Fitzjohn's Avenue.


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