Squatters in Ealing are susceptible to removal and being arrested.
This term squatting is used if someone enters and lives in a property in Ealing without having permission from the owner or tenant.
If you are homeless in Dormer's Wells, Bedford Park, or Ealing, this is usually a last resort for you.
It isn't an option that is long-term for the homeless, and you will possibly be arrested and almost certainly be removed in Ealing.
If you continue living on a property in Greater London after the expiration of your license or tenancy, that's not squatting.
Squatting in a residential property in Ealing is considered a criminal offence.
You risk being arrested and in case you are found guilty, you may:
Up to six months in prison in Ealing
Levy you for up to £5,000
They will not arrest you in Greater London if you:
You are living in the property in Ealing after tenancy expired
Genuinely moved into a property in Greater London thinking you were a tenant, but you were cheated by a bogus renting agent
A Gypsy or Traveller living on an unauthorized location in Ealing
Ealing squatters can be evicted for many reasons, such as:
Police in Greater London are not showing an interest for arrestation
The property owner in Ealing, Bedford Park, or Dormer's Wells doesn't want to get the police involved
You make a commercial premise your home in Ealing
The owner in Ealing can change the locks of the doors when you're not at home.
If there is a squatter inside the property in Ealing, the landlord will have to first get a Greater London court order if there is anyone who has refused to vacate.
It is illegal for the owner to threaten violence against you.
It is necessary or the owner to provide a squatter with a copy of possession claim form either through the letterbox or front door before the 5 days of the hearing in a court in Greater London (2 days in case of evicting squatters from the commercial place).
The details in the forms must include the time and place of the court hearing, as well as the defence form.
You may challenge the landlord's case if you are not squatting in the property in Ealing.
You can challenge this by giving back the defence form and attending the court hearing in Ealing to provide your side to the story.
But if you are a squatter, the Greater London court will instantly require you to leave the premises in Ealing.
In case you decline to move from the property, the owner can request court bailiffs in Greater London to escort you out.
If you are a Squatter in Bedford Park, Dormer's Wells, or Ealing, you are deemed to be homeless as you have no right to live in another person's property illegally.
As a homeless person, you can apply to your local council in Ealing for help.
If you're single and homeless, the Greater London council is going to advise you about where you can find a place to stay in Ealing.
Those who are priority can also get emergency housing from the council in Greater London as opposed to sleeping rough.
The Ealing 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 Bedford Park, Dormer's Wells, or Ealing an emergency or permanent housing because you do not have a right to public funds.
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