Squatters in Brighton are prone to being easily evicted and arrested.
Squatting is when a person deliberately gains access to your property in Brighton and starts living there without the owner's or the tenant's consent.
In most cases, squatting comes in as the last choice for someone who is homeless in Denton, Preston, or Broomham.
It is not a long-term solution as most probably you will be evicted from the property in Brighton and arrested.
You are not considered a squatter if you still live on land or property in East Sussex once your tenancy or license has ended.
Squatting in Brighton within a residential premise is considered a crime.
They can arrest, and convict you and you may face:
Be imprisoned in Brighton to a maximum of 6 months
Pay a fine around £5,000
Reasons why you should not be arrested in East Sussex:
Remained in the rental property in Brighton after the end of your tenancy or license
A fake agent rented you to a property in East Sussex which they had no right to, as it is not your fault
Are a Gypsy or traveller living in an unauthorized camp in Brighton
It is easy to evict a squatter in Brighton under the following conditions:
The police in East Sussex don't wish to arrest you
The owner of the property in Preston, Denton, or Broomham will not involve the police
You live in business premises in Brighton
The Brighton property owner may change the locks to the squatter's room(s) while the latter is away.
If you live in the Brighton property alone or with another settler and will not leave, the owner must get a court order in East Sussex to evict you.
Using or threatening violence against you is illegal for the owner.
The property owner must give a copy of possession claim papers either through the letterbox or post it on the squatter's door at least five days prior to the court proceedings in East Sussex or two days for those living in a commercial building.
The papers must bear defence form, place and court hearing date.
You can challenge the case to confirm you are not a squatter in Brighton.
You can do this by forwarding to court the defence form and be in attendance of court hearings in Brighton.
If you are actually an unauthorised occupant, you may be compelled by court in East Sussex to immediately move out of the Brighton property.
If they don't leave, the owner can request bailiffs from the East Sussex court to evict you.
Squatters in Denton, Broomham, or Preston are categorised as homeless individuals, as they don't have a place to live in.
Apply to your local council in Brighton and enjoy the homeless people's benefits.
Local council in East Sussex can assist you in finding a place for stay in Brighton if you are homeless and also single.
Some areas in East Sussex offer expert services which offer emergency help so that you do not have to sleep just anywhere.
If you are in emergency need such as you are pregnant or have children with you, then the Brighton council must serve you on a priority basis.
But if you are under immigration or residency restrictions, for instance, you are seeking asylum in Denton, Broomham, or Preston 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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