Police damage to flat doors?

Police damage to flat doors?

11:17 AM, 21st November 2022, About 2 weeks ago 13

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Hello, Police smashed their way into a block of 3 flats I own to interview some suspects. There was no need to use a battering ram to gain entry when there were call buttons and all three flats were occupied.

The damage cost just under £1,000 to repair.

The police have refused compensation as they claim “This was a lawful entry under Section 17 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984”.

Has anyone have had to make a similar claim ?

Thanks,

Gordon



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Nat Patel

15:29 PM, 22nd November 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Hello Gordon,
Sorry to here that you had this problem.To my opinion you will not get a penny from police and waste your time .I had similar incident police throw grenade to force our house door they broke my 3 windows as well as next door neighbor's window glass shattered, and some damaged to our canape too.Our neighbor is tough so he got his glass replaced & police paid for that.But You , Me all landlords so they never paid us.Cost i paid to repair was £3000 in year 2007.I total paid £30000 to refurbished my weed grown house my entire savings vanished.

Julia Knight

9:01 AM, 26th November 2022, About 2 weeks ago

I took the police to court over a similar incident.

I lost

The judge was very much on my side but said that the police had to be able to do their job without fear of repercussions! She told them that if they tried to claim costs from me, she would view that very dimly. They didn’t.

Jessie Jones

9:16 AM, 26th November 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Sheralyne Stamp at 22/11/2022 - 10:09
Except that if it is a drugs warrant then they aren't likely to contact the landlord first in case the landlord is part of the drug dealing. If you let out a property and are made aware that drug growing / dealing is going on at that address then you could be found guilty of being concerned in the supply of drugs. In fact, as the drug dealers are paying you rent, you could also be guilty of money laundering.
I'm sure that in your case you are not, but some are and for this reason you are never going to get the police notifying you that they want to do a raid. Even if it is you who has given them a tip-off, the attending cops may not be aware of your co-operation as the names of any 'informants' has to be kept secret, even from cops who are doing the raid.

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