Campaigners say they are facing an “uncertain” future after they lost the battle to fight their evictions in court.

A judge at Barnet County Court this morning granted possession of the Sweets Way estate, in Whetstone, to property company Annington Homes.

The judge also imposed an injunction preventing anyone from entering the site, a former military base, and said that no human rights breaches had occurred.

He also awarded costs totalling £3,163 against the campaigners.

Protestors were forced to leave their homes on the estate in February and were moved to temporary accommodation out of the borough.

But they all claim the homes were “perfectly usable” and are fighting for the right to go back to the estate.

In an effort to fight Annington, the former tenants occupied an empty house, which has acted as their campaign group’s headquarters.

A further five were broken into last Tuesday during a sleepover protest led by comedian Russell Brand.

During the hearing, at Barnet County Court today, Annington barrister Tom Roscoe, said: “It’s practical and sensible to put in a wider possession order.

“There are ways the protestors can make their points heard without trespassing. Their right to protest will not be destroyed.”

In asking the judge to grant an injunction, he said: “They have been prepared to take the law into their own hands and trespass, but this would stop them from being there when workers come.”

Representing the defendants, Ella Harris called the injunction “unnecessary, draconian, excessive and disproportionate”.

She argued it was difficult to prove whether any other body or person had a “better title” to the land in question than Annington did.

There were tuts and sighs as the judge highlighted how Annington allowed Barnet Homes to lease the houses on a “temporary basis” when it bought to land in 1996.

He added: “That occupation must come to an end, there is no basis in law for that to continue. As of immediate effect, the defendants are forbidden from entering Sweets Way.”

After the hearing, protestors outside the court chanted "shameful".

Esmaa Gueranoui, who has been moved to Enfield with her family, said: “We feel so down about this, we didn’t expect that at all.”

Leanne Lelamin, 12, was moved to Westminster with her family and was forced to make a two-hour trip every morning and evening to get to and from Friern Barnet School.

She has now been moved to more temporary accommodation in Grahame Park with her brother, father and mother, Manal Mahadi – but the family say it is still too far from their work and schools.

Leanne said: “It is horrible, it is like living in limbo. Everything is so uncertain. We don’t have any furniture in our new home because the old place was furnished.

“We don’t have Internet so I struggle to do my homework. Everything is in storage – washing machine, books, our fridge.”

Her mother added: “We just feel so isolated.”