Bailiffs guarding Rushcroft Road homes a week on

23 Jul

Yesterday evening we took a stroll along Rushcroft Road to check out a tweet from the Brixton Blog which said there were still bailiffs about.  Bailiffs and security were outside guarding the now empty buildings. Lambeth council are determined that only those who can afford extreme rents will get access to these, and they’re happy to pay out to ensure that this is the case. What a disgusting sight.

To take some comfort, our presence, walking along, trying to look inconspicuous whilst taking photos to document how stupid Lambeth council are and the whole housing as commodities, certainly put them on edge. One of the security guards didn’t take his eyes of us as we passed and watched us until we reached the end of the road and the bailiffs were getting visibly frustrated. At two of the buildings though, security looked a little more lax…!

I guess these guys will be about until ‘guardians’ move in. Today’s Guardian featured an ace article that critically looks at this new form of housing precarity. Check out one Camden councillors promotion of hazardous, slum housing and advocation of social engineering.

Another good read is Hannah Schling’s excellent piece on the Rushcroft Road homes and Lambeth council’s role in creating housing insecurity.

Bailiffs on Rushcroft Road guarding empty buildings

Bailiffs on Rushcroft Road guarding empty buildings

Security outside another building

Security outside another building

Another bailiff

Another bailiff

This security guy sitting on a wall, a little way away from the building he is guarding

This security guy sitting on a wall, a little way away from the building he is guarding

 

 

 

 

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