Squatters in Cheshire are susceptible to removal and being arrested.
Squatting is when a person illegally enters a premise in Cheshire to live without the permission of the tenant or owner of said property.
Usually when you are homeless in Chester, Crewe, or Ellesmere Port, squatting is a last resort.
If you're homeless, it isn't a long-term alternative as for sure you will be evicted from the property in Cheshire, and maybe even arrested.
You're not squatting if you stayed on in a property in Cheshire after your tenancy or licence ended.
If you are squatting in a residentially owned property in Cheshire, it is considered as a criminal offence.
You risk being arrested and in case you are found guilty, you may:
Up to six months in prison in Cheshire
Fined up to £5000
You won't be arrested in Cheshire if you:
Staying on a property in Cheshire after your license or tenancy ended
You truly went into a premise in Cheshire believing that you are a tenant only to find out that you were conned by a fake renting agent
You are a traveller or gipsy living on an unauthorized site in Cheshire
Eviction of squatters in Cheshire is possible if:
The police in Cheshire are unwilling to arrest you
The property owner in Ellesmere Port, Chester, or Crewe doesn't want to get the police involved
You stay on a commercial property in Cheshire
The property owner in Cheshire can replace the locks when everyone is outside.
If you refuse to leave the Cheshire property, the owner can't threaten or force you out rather, they can get a court order for your eviction in Cheshire.
It is against the law for the landlord to use violence or even threaten to use violence against you.
In this case, the property owner must post a copy of his possession claim forms through the letterbox or attach the same to the squatter's front door, and this should be done at least five (5) days before the court hearing in Cheshire.
The details in the forms must include the time and place of the court hearing, as well as the defence form.
You should challenge the owner's case in the law court, especially if you are not squatters in Cheshire.
Do this by taking back the defence form to court and attend court proceedings in Cheshire.
If you are squatting, the Cheshire court will usually order you to vacate the property in Cheshire there and then.
If you refuse to move on the property owner will request bailiffs from the Cheshire court to remove you.
Squatters in Chester, Ellesmere Port, or Crewe are generally regarded as homeless people since they do not have any right to stay at the place which belongs o you.
Apply to your local council in Cheshire and enjoy the homeless people's benefits.
Local council in Cheshire can assist you in finding a place for stay in Cheshire if you are homeless and also single.
There are areas in Cheshire that offer emergency assistance via specialist services as an option to sleeping rough.
The Cheshire council may have to give you emergency residence if you are in priority need, such as being expectant, having children or are vulnerable.
But the council will not provide an immigrant who is seeking asylum in Chester, Crewe, or Ellesmere Port an emergency or permanent housing because you do not have a right to public funds.
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