You can easily be ejected and arrested if you are squatting in Dartford.
When you start living on a property in Dartford without the owner's permission, it will be considered as Squatting.
Usually when you are homeless in Bean, Clement Street, or Darenth, 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 Dartford, and maybe even arrested.
You are not a squatter if you stayed on the property in Kent after the end of license or tenancy.
Squatting in a residential property in Dartford is considered a criminal offence.
As the consequences of squatting, you can be:
Prison in Dartford for up to 6 months
Fines up to £5,000
The following situations in Kent would not warrant an arrest:
Continued living in the same premises in Dartford after the end of tenancy or licence
You were cheated by a bogus renting agent while you genuinely moved into a property in Kent thinking you were a tenant
You are a traveller or gypsy living on an unauthorized area in Dartford
You can be easily removed as a squatter in Dartford if:
The Police in Kent decline arresting such a person
The owner of the property in Clement Street, Darenth, or Bean finds no reason to report to the authority
You live in business premises in Dartford
The landlord in Dartford may choose to change the locks while everyone is away.
If you or another squatter in in the premise in Dartford, the owner must usually get a Kent court order if you refuse to vacate.
However, the usage of threats or being violent for evicting someone is not legalized.
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 Kent.
The forms should have the date and place of the court hearing and a defence form.
You can challenge the owner's case if you are not a squatter in Dartford.
This can be done by taking the defence form to the court and attending the court hearing in Dartford.
The court in Kent will order you to vacate the Dartford property immediately if you are a squatter.
If you fail to move out, the Kent court bailiffs will force you out once the owner reports you.
Squatters in Darenth, Clement Street, or Bean are categorized as homeless since they don't have the right to be staying where they are.
Go to your local council in Dartford if you are homeless and ask for help.
Local council in Kent can assist you in finding a place for stay in Dartford if you are homeless and also single.
You may also receive emergency help from specialist services in some areas in Kent rather than sleeping outside.
If you at risk, for instance if you have young children, or are pregnant, the Dartford council may make emergency housing provisions for you.
If your homelessness is as a result of immigration issues, for instance, if you are seeking asylum in Bean, Darenth, or Clement Street 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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