Neighbours fighting eviction will be moved out after losing their case in the High Court.

Peter Parker, and Shireen Taha, of Sweets Way, in Whetstone, will be evicted tomorrow morning, after they lost their case in the High Court today to suspend the eviction.

The cases were referred by a judge in Barnet County Court this morning.

Other householders living in Sweets Way were forced to leave their homes this week, because the former Ministry of Defence housing has been earmarked for redevelopment.

The former Army estate is owned by Annington, a private company that owns many former Ministry of Defence homes, but is leased to the Notting Hill Housing Trust and has been earmarked for redevelopment.

The court heard how an eviction notice was served by Notting Hill Housing Association in 2011, and a possession order was made in February 2014, which was not challenged.

Speaking on behalf of Shireen Taha, Emad Taha asked for the eviction notice to be suspended by six to eight weeks, while her 16-year-old son finished his exams.

He added: “It is not really her fault the way the whole thing took place.”

Mr Parker, who lives with his 18-year-old son, explained that he had been offered a one bed flat in Luton or Palmers Green earlier today – which he says is unsuitable due to the size and the distance from his son’s college.

The 54-year-old said he had approached Barnet Borough Council last March, but no suitable accommodation had been found since.

Mr Parker, who suffered a heart attack two months ago and has cystic arthritis, also explained how he could not work because of his medical condition – although the papers had not been passed to the council from his medical practice.

He said: “They told me because I wouldn’t work, they wouldn’t give me somewhere. Their process is they only give to people who can eventually buy their place.”

Mr Parker added that the whole thing had been “very difficult”.

Their applications were dismissed by the judge on the grounds that the order had already been postponed longer than it should have been.

In a statement, Barnet Homes said: “The majority of households on Sweets Way were placed by the Housing Options Service having made homelessness applications. The accommodation was provided as temporary accommodation to discharge the local authority’s duty under S. 193 Housing Act 1996.

“Following tenants’ receipt of possession orders from Notting Hill Housing Trust, Barnet Homes has been approached by and has assisted families from 78 properties at Sweets Way.

“Barnet Homes has rehoused 40 families in total, five from Walden Way and 35 from Sweets Way. Of these 35 we have housed 32 in borough and three in neighbouring Brent. The 14 long term temporary accommodation households remaining at Sweets Way will all be offered alternative temporary accommodation prior to their eviction.

“Barnet Homes would like to reiterate that no child has been taken into care because of housing issues at Sweets Way. Indeed law forbids children being taken into care for homelessness alone.”