You can be arrested and evicted if you are squatting in Farnborough.
Squatting means going inside a property in Farnborough and living there without the consent of the landlord or the tenant.
Squatting is generally used as the final option by a homeless individual in Frimley, Yateley, or Camberley.
If you're poor, it's not a long-term solution as you're almost certainly going to be evicted from the Farnborough property and charged.
You are not a squatter because you live in a house in Hampshire when your lease or license has expired.
If you enter a residential property in Farnborough illegally to squat, this is a criminal offence.
You can be arrested and if convicted can be:
Sent for up to six months in prison in Farnborough
Up to £ 5,000 fined
However, you cannot be arrested as a squatter in Hampshire if:
Stayed on the property in Farnborough following the end of your tenancy or license
A fake agent rented you to a property in Hampshire which they had no right to, as it is not your fault
Are a Traveller residing on an unauthorised land in Farnborough
A squatter in Farnborough can be easily evicted if:
The Hampshire police are not ready to carry out an arrest
The property owner in Camberley, Yateley, or Frimley doesn't want to involve the police
You make a commercial premise your home in Farnborough
The owner in Farnborough can change the locks of the doors when you're not at home.
If you or another squatter are in the property in Farnborough, if you refuse to leave, the owner will normally have to get a court order in Hampshire.
Harassment and threats of violence are against the law.
The owner needs to attach the copy of their possession claim forms to the front door at least 5 days before court hearing in Hampshire, 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,
You can challenge the owner's case if you are not a squatter in Farnborough.
Do this by taking back the defence form to court and attend court proceedings in Farnborough.
But if you are a squatter, the Hampshire court will instantly require you to leave the premises in Farnborough.
If you refuse to move out, the owner can request the court bailiffs in Hampshire to evict you.
Squatters in Yateley, Camberley, or Frimley are classed as homeless as they have no where to stay.
If you are a squatter, apply to the local council in Farnborough to receive help as homeless individual.
If you are single and homeless you must be advised on finding someplace to stay in Farnborough by the Hampshire council.
The council may also consider providing you with some emergency housing in Hampshire rather than sleeping on the streets.
Also, the council in Farnborough may provide you emergency house to stay if you are pregnant, have children or are vulnerable.
However, the council cannot offer long-term housing if residences or immigration restrictions apply to you, for example, you are an asylum seeker in Camberley, Frimley, or Yateley or your immigration status is "No recourse to public funds".
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