Squatters in Cambridge must know that they are easily evicted or arrested at any time.
When you start living on a property in Cambridge without the owner's permission, it will be considered as Squatting.
Squatting is normally a last resort for homeless people in Chippenham, Carlton, or Cambridge.
It is not a long-term solution as most probably you will be evicted from the property in Cambridge and arrested.
One is not regarded as a squatter when still staying on the property or land in Cambridgeshire upon expiry of the leasehold or license.
Squatting in Cambridge within a residential premise is considered a crime.
It is likely you will get arrested and convicted of:
Spend up to 6 months in prison in Cambridge
Pay a fine of up to £5,000
You may not be arrested in Cambridgeshire if you:
Stayed on in the house in Cambridge after your tenancy ended
Entered the property in Cambridgeshire believing that you were a tenant - for instance, if you were rented by a bogus letting agent, they had no right to it
Are living on an unapproved site in Cambridge as a traveller or a gypsy
You can be removed as a squatter in Cambridge if:
The police in Cambridgeshire do not want to arrest you
The owner of the property in Carlton, Chippenham, or Cambridge finds no reason to report to the authority
He/she lives in a commercial property in Cambridge
The owner in Cambridge can change the locks of the doors when you're not at home.
The owner usually gets a court order in Cambridgeshire if someone is squatting in his property in Cambridge and refuses to move.
Using or threatening violence against you is illegal for the owner.
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 Cambridgeshire (or 2 days if you squat in a property that is commercial).
The information on the possession claim must include Details of the time of the court hearing, The place of the hearing, A defence form.
If you happen not to be a squatter in Cambridge, you will have to challenge the case of the property owner.
This is achieved by returning to the court, the defence form, and attending the hearing at court in Cambridge.
You will be ordered to quickly leave the property in Cambridge by the court in Cambridgeshire.
If you refuse to move out, the owner can request the court bailiffs in Cambridgeshire to evict you.
Squatters in Chippenham, Cambridge, or Carlton are classed as homeless as they have no where to stay.
So, as a homeless individual, you can ask their local Council for help in Cambridge.
The Cambridgeshire council should provide you with advice on how to find somewhere to stay in Cambridge.
Some regions such as Cambridgeshire have the facility to provide emergency help as an alternative to the rough sleeping.
If you are in emergency need such as you are pregnant or have children with you, then the Cambridge council must serve you on a priority basis.
However, the council won't help you with long-term or emergency housing if you have residential or immigration restrictions, for instance, if you're an asylum seeker in Carlton, Cambridge, or Chippenham or has a no recourse to public funds status.
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