You can be easily evicted and arrested if you are a squatter in Crewe.
Squatting means going inside a property in Crewe and living there without the consent of the landlord or the tenant.
Squatting is typically a final option for people in Crewe, Northwich, or Chorley who are homeless.
This option is a temporary measure if you are homeless as you will be evicted by the property owner in Crewe and you may be arrested or fined.
You are not a squatter if you stayed at the property in Cheshire after the end of the tenancy term or license.
Squatting in a residential property in Crewe is considered a criminal offence.
You can be arrested and if convicted then:
Sent to jail in Crewe for up to 6 months
Fined up to £5,000
However, you can avoid the arrest in Cheshire if:
Stayed on in the house in Crewe after your tenancy ended
Entered the property in Cheshire believing that you were a tenant - for instance, if you were rented by a bogus letting agent, they had no right to it
You are a traveller or nomad living on unauthorised land in Crewe
As a Crewe squatter, you can be evicted if:
The police refuse to make any arrests in Cheshire
The owner of the property in Crewe, Northwich, or Chorley will not involve the police
Living in commercial premises in Crewe
It is the responsibility of the Crewe owner to access the property and change the locks after you have left the building.
The owner can get a court order in Cheshire if you or another squatter refuse to leave the property in Crewe.
It is illegal for the owner of the premises to make threats or use violence.
The owner needs to attach the copy of their possession claim forms to the front door at least 5 days before court hearing in Cheshire, or 2 days for those situated on commercial premises.
This must be inclusive of a copy of the possession order, a defence form, and all the important details regarding the court heating,
If you are wrongly accused of squatting in Crewe, challenge the case by returning the defence form to the court.
You can do this by going to the court with defence form and attending the proceedings in Crewe.
If you squat, the Cheshire court will order you to vacate the property in Crewe pronto.
If you are squatting a property otherwise you will be evicted by the bailiffs from the court in Cheshire.
Squatters in Crewe, Chorley, or Northwich don't have the right to live in the place where they are. Therefore, they are classed as homeless.
Homeless people can apply for help at their local council in Crewe.
The Cheshire council will find alternative accommodation in Crewe for you if homeless and single.
Some areas in Cheshire have professional services designed to offer emergency support to eradicate rough sleeping.
The council in Crewe may have to provide you with emergency housing if you are pregnant, have children or are vulnerable.
Yet, the local authority may not be able to provide you with emergency or lasting housing solution in case you are under immigration or residential restrictions, example, in case you are looking for asylum in Northwich, Crewe, or Chorley.
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