The authorities in Brent can arrest or evict you if you're squatting.
Squatting refers to the occupation of property or land in Brent without owner's or tenant's consent.
Squatting is generally used as the final option by a homeless individual in Brent Park, Church End, or Alperton.
For the homeless, it is not a lasting solution because it is certain that you will be removed from the property in Brent, and probably arrested too.
One is not regarded as a squatter when still staying on the property or land in Greater London upon expiry of the leasehold or license.
Squatting in a residential property in Brent is considered a criminal offence.
You may be arrested and if you are convicted, you could:
Sent for up to six months in prison in Brent
Be fined a maximum of £5,000
You may not be arrested in Greater London if you are:
Remained in the rental property in Brent after your license or tenancy ended
Living on a property in Greater London you think you genuinely rented but were deceived by a fraudulent agent who had no right to rent the place out to you
You are a traveller or gipsy living on an unauthorized site in Brent
It is easy to evict a squatter in Brent under the following conditions:
The Police in Greater London decline arresting such a person
The owner of the property in Brent Park, Alperton, or Church End is not interested in involving the police
You are staying in a commercial property in Brent
If the squatters have gone out, the owner of the property in Brent can change locks.
If you or another squatter are in the property in Brent, if you refuse to leave, the owner will normally have to get a court order in Greater London.
Using or threatening violence against you is illegal for the owner.
The copy of possession claim form is posted through the letterbox or attached to the front door, which should be done by the property owner at least 5 days ahead of court hearing in Greater London for squatting in residential property or 2 days earlier commercial building.
His claim forms sent to the squatter must include a defence form and details of the time and place of the court hearing.
You must challenge the owner's case, in the event that you're not squatting in Brent.
Simply, go to the court hearing in Brent and return the defence form.
The court in Greater London will order you to vacate the Brent property immediately if you are a squatter.
If you choose to remain on the property, the landowner is required to enlist the help of Greater London court bailiffs to remove you from the property
Squatters in Brent Park, Church End, or Alperton are referred to as homeless due to the fact that you are living in a place you do not have the rights.
If you are a squatter, apply to the local council in Brent to receive help as homeless individual.
The Greater London council should give you advice on finding somewhere to live in Brent if you are single ad homeless.
Specialist emergency services are also available in some areas in Greater London to avoid rough sleeping.
If you're in dire priority need such as have kids or pregnant, the council in Brent may help you with emergency housing.
However, if you have immigration or residences restriction, the council will not offer long-term or emergency housing, for instance, either the status of your immigration indicates 'no recourse to public funds' or you're an asylum seeker in Brent Park, Church End, or Alperton.
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