Squatters in Barnsley are prone to being easily evicted and arrested.
Squatting is when a person illegally enters a premise in Barnsley to live without the permission of the tenant or owner of said property.
Squatting is generally used as the final option by a homeless individual in Barnsley, Carlecotes, or Ardsley.
Just bear in mind that you will be evicted and arrested for entering the premises in Barnsley.
Your cannot be considered a squatter if you still live on a property or land in South Yorkshire at the end of your tenancy.
Don't forget living in someone's property in Barnsley without permission is a crime.
You'd most probably be arrested and in case of a conviction, you can face:
Prison in Barnsley for about six (6) months
Pay up to £5,000 in fines
You won't be arrested in South Yorkshire if you:
Went to stay in the property in Barnsley after your tenancy or licence expired
Went into the South Yorkshire property believing you were given tenancy over it - an example is if a hoax agency that had to right to rent, rented you the property
A Gypsy or Traveller living on an unauthorized location in Barnsley
A squatter in Barnsley can be easily and quickly evicted if:
The police in South Yorkshire don't wish to arrest you
The property holder in Barnsley, Ardsley, or Carlecotes is reluctant to involve the police
They are living in a commercial premises in Barnsley
The owner in Barnsley has the right to change the locks when you are not there.
If in the property in Barnsley there is anyone present, if you refuse to leave the owner must get an order from the court in South Yorkshire.
It is illegal for the owner of the premises to make threats or use violence.
The owner must post a copy of their claim form through the letterbox or attach it to the front door at least 5 days before the court hearing in South Yorkshire (or 2 days if you squat in a property that is commercial).
The documents must contain the information about place and date of hearing in the court and also defence form.
But if you are not squatting in Barnsley, you must challenge the owner's case.
Do this by returning the defence form and attending the court hearing in Barnsley.
The court in South Yorkshire will order you to vacate the Barnsley property immediately if you are a squatter.
If they don't leave, the owner can request bailiffs from the South Yorkshire court to evict you.
Squatters in Ardsley, Carlecotes, or Barnsley don't have the right to live in the place where they are. Therefore, they are classed as homeless.
You can seek for assistance as a homeless person from your local council in Barnsley.
The South Yorkshire council should provide you with advice on how to find somewhere to stay in Barnsley.
There are areas in South Yorkshire that offer emergency assistance via specialist services as an option to sleeping rough.
If you have children or if you are pregnant, the council in Barnsley will provide you with emergency housing as well and the same applies to the vulnerable.
The council does not have to offer emergency or long term housing if restrictions of residences or immigration apply to you, for instance if you are seeking asylum in Carlecotes, Barnsley, or Ardsley or your immigration status means you have 'no recourse to public funds'.
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