After appealing, the state was denied its request to remove the time limits on October 28. The occupants of 36 rue Roquelaine in Toulouse can stay in the squat.
“This decision is a first for the Toulouse squats!” Exclaims the Right to Housing 31. It is a victory for the requisition of the DAL association. The occupants – defended by Master Sara Khoury and Master Sarah Wichert, of 36 rue Roquelaine obtain 9 months of additional time. They have the right to remain in the premises until June 30, 2022. The state had requested their eviction in early 2020. In December 2020 the judge issued an order granting the families renewable time limits as long as the State had not rehoused them under normal conditions.
The prefecture of Haute-Garonne appealed against this decision at the beginning of the year 2021. This September 20, 2021 took place the hearing before the court of appeal. The State, faced with its responsibility for the rehousing of the inhabitants, was rejected of its request for abolition on time.
“Never have such long deadlines (one then 9 months) been granted for a public building therefore illegally occupied. This is a historic legal victory”, rejoices the DAL. If by June 30, the prefecture has still not relocated the inhabitants, it will be ordered to pay 1,500 euros to the inhabitants.