Squatters in Basingstoke are prone to eviction and can be arrested easily.
Squatting means encamping or living at the land in Basingstoke owned by someone else and you have no permission of it.
Usually when you are homeless in Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, or Hartley Wintney, squatting is a last resort.
Just bear in mind that you will be evicted and arrested for entering the premises in Basingstoke.
You are not considered a squatter if you still live on land or property in Hampshire once your tenancy or license has ended.
Squatting in a residential property is considered a criminal offence in Basingstoke.
So, you can get arrested and you may face:
Get a prison sentence in Basingstoke for up to six months maximum
Pay a fine around £5,000
You may not be arrested in Hampshire if you are:
Staying on a property in Basingstoke after your license or tenancy ended
Entered the property in Hampshire believing that you were a tenant - for instance, if you were rented by a bogus letting agent, they had no right to it
Living on an unauthorized site in Basingstoke as a traveller or gypsy
You can be easily removed as a squatter in Basingstoke if:
The police in Hampshire do not want to arrest you
The property holder in Basingstoke, Brighton Hill, or Hartley Wintney is reluctant to involve the police
They are staying in commercial premises in Basingstoke
The owner in Basingstoke has the right to change the locks when you are not there.
The owner can obtain a court order in Hampshire if you or any other squatter if you fail to move out of the property in Basingstoke.
It is against the law to harass or threaten you.
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 Hampshire (or 2 days if you squat in a property that is commercial).
The details of the time and place of court hearing must be mentioned in this form and a defence form with these forms.
If you're not a squatter in Basingstoke, the landlord's argument must be contested.
Do this by returning the defence form and attending the court hearing in Basingstoke.
The Hampshire court will usually order you to immediately vacate the premises in Basingstoke if you are a squatter.
If you refuse to move out, the owner can request the court bailiffs in Hampshire to evict you.
Squatters in Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, or Brighton Hill are referred to as homeless due to the fact that you are living in a place you do not have the rights.
If you seek assistance as a homeless person from your local council in Basingstoke, you may likely be considered.
The Hampshire council should give you advice on finding somewhere to live in Basingstoke if you are single ad homeless.
You may also receive emergency help from specialist services in some areas in Hampshire rather than sleeping outside.
Based on your priority need, you may get emergency housing from the council in Basingstoke, for instance, you are vulnerable, expectant or have minors.
But if you are under immigration or residency restrictions, for instance, you are seeking asylum in Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, or Brighton Hill or immigration status is showing that you don't have any access to public funds then Council is not bound to provide you with emergency or long-term housing solution.
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