If you are squatting in Fulham, you could be easily arrested and evicted.
Squatting involves occupying and residing in a property in Fulham without the owner or tenant's permission.
If you are homeless in Walham Green, Fulham, or Parsons Green, this is usually a last resort for you.
Also, it shouldn't be taken as a long-term option if you are already homeless as squatters are liable to be evicted from Fulham and arrested if need be.
You are not classed as a squatter if you have stayed in a property in Greater London when our lease has finished.
Squatting in a private property in Fulham without permission qualifies as criminal offense.
You can get arrested and in case you get convicted, you might:
Sent to prison in Fulham for a maximum of six months
Charges up to £5,000
You may not be detained in Greater London if:
Living on the property in Fulham after your tenancy or you licence expired
You were deceived by a bogus letting agent into believing that you are a tenant of the Greater London premises
You are a traveller or gipsy living on an unauthorized site in Fulham
Squatters in Fulham may be removed if:
The Greater London police aren't interested in arresting anyone
The owner in Walham Green, Fulham, or Parsons Green is not involving police
Living in commercial premises in Fulham
The owner in Fulham, while you're all out, can enter and change the locks.
If you or another squatter are in the property in Fulham, if you refuse to leave, the owner will normally have to get a court order in Greater London.
If the owner threatens you or uses the violence to evict you, it is completely illegal.
It is necessary that the landowner drops the court documents at the front door or in the letter box at least during the 5 days preceding the court hearing in Greater London; however if you are squatting in commercial premises, this must be done 2 days prior to the court hearing.
Remember defence forms and court hearing date and time must be included in this copy.
In case you are not a unlawful tenant in Fulham, you may decide to challenge the property holder.
This can be done by taking the defence form to the court and attending the court hearing in Fulham.
The court in Greater London will order you to vacate the premises in Fulham right away if you have been squatting.
Failure to vacate, the owner must ask the court bailiffs in Greater London to remove you.
You can receive some assistance meant for the homeless from the council because as a squatter in Parsons Green, Fulham, or Walham Green, you are classified as homeless.
Go to your local council in Fulham if you are homeless and ask for help.
The Greater London council will find alternative accommodation in Fulham for you if homeless and single.
Sometimes emergency help may provide you with temporary shelter in Greater London through specialist services.
In case you have urgent needs to be met for instance, you are pregnant or have children with you, the local council in Fulham can assist in providing housing on emergency basis.
However, the council cannot offer long-term housing if residences or immigration restrictions apply to you, for example, you are an asylum seeker in Fulham, Walham Green, or Parsons Green or your immigration status is "No recourse to public funds".
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