Squatters in Buckinghamshire are prone to being easily evicted and arrested.
When you start living on a property in Buckinghamshire without the owner's permission, it will be considered as Squatting.
Worthy of mention is that squatting in Amersham, High Wycombe, or Aylesbury can only be considered as a last resort.
This option is a temporary measure if you are homeless as you will be evicted by the property owner in Buckinghamshire and you may be arrested or fined.
You are not considered a squatter if you still live on land or property in Buckinghamshire once your tenancy or license has ended.
You'd be committing a criminal offense if you're squatting in a residential property in Buckinghamshire.
It is likely you will get arrested and convicted of:
Sent to jail in Buckinghamshire for up to 6 months
Pay a fine of up to £5,000
You should not be arrested in Buckinghamshire if you:
Staying on a property in Buckinghamshire after your license or tenancy ended
Began living in the Buckinghamshire property genuinely thinking you were a tenant - for example where a fake letting agent rented you a property, they had no permission to
A Gypsy or Traveller living on an unapproved site in Buckinghamshire
As a squatter in Buckinghamshire, you can easily be expelled if:
The police in Buckinghamshire are not prepared to make an arrest
The property owner in Amersham, High Wycombe, or Aylesbury doesn't want to involve the Police in the matter
You live in a commercial property in Buckinghamshire
As soon as you are not on the property, the Buckinghamshire landowner can gain access to the property and replace all the locks.
If you live in the Buckinghamshire property alone or with another settler and will not leave, the owner must get a court order in Buckinghamshire to evict you.
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 Buckinghamshire (or 2 days if you squat in a property that is commercial).
Remember defence forms and court hearing date and time must be included in this copy.
You must challenge the owner's case, in the event that you're not squatting in Buckinghamshire.
This is achieved by returning to the court, the defence form, and attending the hearing at court in Buckinghamshire.
If you are a squatter, you will be ordered by the court in Buckinghamshire to leave the land in Buckinghamshire on the earliest basis.
The owner can take help from court bailiffs in Buckinghamshire if you don't leave the property after court orders.
Since squatters in High Wycombe, Amersham, or Aylesbury have no permission to stay on a property, they are classifying as homeless.
Homeless people can apply for help at their local council in Buckinghamshire.
If you're single and homeless, the Buckinghamshire council is going to advise you about where you can find a place to stay in Buckinghamshire.
Some areas in Buckinghamshire offer an emergency service to homeless people to give them an option instead of squatting.
If you have children or if you are pregnant, the council in Buckinghamshire will provide you with emergency housing as well and the same applies to the vulnerable.
But if you are under immigration or residency restrictions, for instance, you are seeking asylum in Aylesbury, Amersham, or High Wycombe 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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