Squatters can be evicted and easily arrested in Cambridgeshire.
Squatting means encamping or living at the land in Cambridgeshire owned by someone else and you have no permission of it.
Worthy of mention is that squatting in Huntingdon, Cambridge, or Wisbech can only be considered as a last resort.
For the homeless, it is not a lasting solution because it is certain that you will be removed from the property in Cambridgeshire, and probably arrested too.
You are not a squatter if you stayed at the property in Cambridgeshire after the end of the tenancy term or license.
It is a criminal offense to squat in a rental property in Cambridgeshire.
Squatting can get you arrested and if convicted, you may:
Sent for up to six months in prison in Cambridgeshire
Pay a fine of up to £5,000
You may not be detained in Cambridgeshire if:
You remained in a rented property in Cambridgeshire even after the end of your tenancy or license
Believed you are renting the Cambridgeshire property legally- for instance, a fake property agent leased you a property when they shouldn't have
Are a gypsy living on unauthorized ground in Cambridgeshire
Squatters in Cambridgeshire can be evicted if:
The Cambridgeshire police seem unwilling to arrest the squatter
The property owner in Huntingdon, Cambridge, or Wisbech doesn't want to get the police involved
You make a commercial premise your home in Cambridgeshire
The owner in Cambridgeshire can go to the property and change the locks while you are outside the premises.
If you live in the Cambridgeshire property alone or with another settler and will not leave, the owner must get a court order in Cambridgeshire to evict you.
It is illegal for the owner to threaten or apply violence during eviction.
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 Cambridgeshire, or 2 days for commercial places.
His claim forms sent to the squatter must include a defence form and details of the time and place of the court hearing.
You have the right to challenge the owner's case if you aren't a squatter in Cambridgeshire.
Do this by going to the court hearing in Cambridgeshire on the date specified and return the defence forms to the court.
However, if you are squatting, you will be ordered by the court in Cambridgeshire to vacate the property in Cambridgeshire without delay.
If you are squatting a property otherwise you will be evicted by the bailiffs from the court in Cambridgeshire.
Squatters in Cambridge, Wisbech, or Huntingdon are classified as homeless because they don't have permission to live where they are.
If you seek assistance as a homeless person from your local council in Cambridgeshire, you may likely be considered.
The Cambridgeshire council will give you advice about how to find a place to stay in Cambridgeshire if you are single and homeless.
Emergency help may be given to you by the specialist services as an alternative in some areas in Cambridgeshire.
If you are in priority need (for example, if you are pregnant, have children or are vulnerable) the council in Cambridgeshire may need to provide you with emergency housing.
But the council will not provide an immigrant who is seeking asylum in Cambridge, Wisbech, or Huntingdon an emergency or permanent housing because you do not have a right to public funds.
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