Squatters in Bury are prone to eviction and can be arrested easily.
Squatting simply means staying on property or land in Bury without permission from the owner or leaseholder.
Squatting is generally used as the final option by a homeless individual in Elton, Edenfield, or Ramsbottom.
For the homeless, it is not a long-term alternative as you will be evicted from the Bury premises and most probably an arrest.
If you lived in a property in Greater Manchester after your tenancy or licence came to an end you are considered as a squatter.
You'd be committing a criminal offense if you're squatting in a residential property in Bury.
Squatting can get you arrested and if convicted, you may:
Sent to prison in Bury for a maximum of six months
Be penalised up to £5,000
You should not be arrested in Greater Manchester if you:
Living on the property in Bury after your tenancy or you licence expired
Began living in the Greater Manchester property genuinely thinking you were a tenant - for example where a fake letting agent rented you a property, they had no permission to
You are gypsy or wanderer residing in area that is unauthorized in Bury
You can be easily removed as a squatter in Bury if:
The police in Greater Manchester don't wish to arrest you
The owner of the property in Elton, Ramsbottom, or Edenfield is not interested in involving the police
They are living in a commercial premises in Bury
The owner in Bury, while you're all out, can enter and change the locks.
If you refuse to leave the Bury property, the owner can't threaten or force you out rather, they can get a court order for your eviction in Greater Manchester.
It is illegal for the owner to threaten violence against you.
The law requires that the owner must post a copy of their claim for possession forms by the letterbox or fix it to the front door and he must paste his claim a minimum of five days before the court hearing in Greater Manchester for a residential building, or two days if it is a commercial building.
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 Bury, you may decide to challenge the property holder.
That can be done by returning the defence form to the court and going to the court hearing in Bury.
If you are actually squatter, the court in Greater Manchester will order you to vacate the property in Bury right away.
The owner can take help from court bailiffs in Greater Manchester if you don't leave the property after court orders.
Squatters in Edenfield, Ramsbottom, or Elton are classed as homeless as they have no where to stay.
You can apply as a homeless person at your local council in Bury for assistance.
The Greater Manchester council should give you advice on finding somewhere to live in Bury if you are single ad homeless.
In some cases, as an alternative to sleeping rough, specialized providers can provide emergency assistance in Greater Manchester.
If you are in emergency need such as you are pregnant or have children with you, then the Bury council must serve you on a priority basis.
If your homelessness is as a result of immigration issues, for instance, if you are seeking asylum in Ramsbottom, Edenfield, or Elton or if you cannot benefit from public funds due to your immigration status, then the council is under no obligation to make emergency or extended-period housing provisions for you.
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