Squatters can be easily evicted, charged, and arrested in Bromley.
Squatting means getting into a property in Bromley and living there without the consent of the owner or the tenant.
Squatting is often the last option someone in Farnborough, Southend, or Locksbottom has when they are homeless.
For the homeless, it is not a lasting solution because it is certain that you will be removed from the property in Bromley, and probably arrested too.
You are not classed as a squatter if you have stayed in a property in Greater London when our lease has finished.
Don't forget living in someone's property in Bromley without permission is a crime.
You can be arrested and if convicted then:
Sentenced in Bromley for up to 6 months
Get a fine of £5000 maximum
However, you won't be arrested in Greater London if you are:
You keep on staying within the rental premises in Bromley upon expiry of tenancy or certificate
You were cheated by a bogus renting agent while you genuinely moved into a property in Greater London thinking you were a tenant
A Gypsy or Traveller living on an unapproved site in Bromley
They will evict you as a squatter in Bromley easily if:
The Greater London police do not want to arrest you
The property owner in Locksbottom, Southend, or Farnborough doesn't want to get the police involved
You are living in a commercial place in Bromley
The owner in Bromley, while you're all out, can enter and change the locks.
In case the squatter has declined to vacate the property in Bromley, and is still inside, the landlord can obtain court order in Greater London to vacate.
Just know that threats to any kind of violence are illegal for an owner.
Owners must serve you with form copy of possession claims through the letterbox or paste it on the front door minimum 5 days before the scheduled court hearing in Greater London, or 2 days for commercial places.
The forms should have the date and place of the court hearing and a defence form.
In case you are not a unlawful tenant in Bromley, you may decide to challenge the property holder.
This can be done by taking the defence form to the court and attending the court hearing in Bromley.
In case you're indeed a squatter, you will be ordered to vacate the Bromley property right away by the court in Greater London.
The owner can take help from court bailiffs in Greater London if you don't leave the property after court orders.
Squatters in Farnborough, Locksbottom, or Southend are categorised as homeless individuals, as they don't have a place to live in.
So, as a homeless individual, you can ask their local Council for help in Bromley.
The Greater London council should be able to give you advice on where you can find a place to live in Bromley if you're homeless and single.
There are areas in Greater London that offer emergency assistance via specialist services as an option to sleeping rough.
Also, the council in Bromley may provide you emergency house to stay if you are pregnant, have children or are vulnerable.
The council cannot provide you with an emergency residence or long-term housing if you are under immigration or residence restrictions, e.g. If you are an asylum seeker in Farnborough, Southend, or Locksbottom and you have no rights on the public funds.
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