Squatters in Gillingham are prone to being easily evicted and arrested.
Squatting means living in a property in Gillingham without the permission of the homeowner.
If you're homeless, the squatting in Gillingham, Wouldham, or Westfield Sole isn't a long-term option for you.
It is not a long-term solution as most probably you will be evicted from the property in Gillingham and arrested.
You are not considered a squatter if you still live on land or property in Kent once your tenancy or license has ended.
Squatting in Gillingham within a residential premise is considered a crime.
You risk being arrested and in case you are found guilty, you may:
Sent to prison in Gillingham for a maximum of six months
Required to pay £5,000 fine
You may not be arrested in Kent if you:
Remained in the rental property in Gillingham after the end of your tenancy or license
Believed you are renting the Kent property legally- for instance, a fake property agent leased you a property when they shouldn't have
You are only a gypsy or traveller camping on an unlicensed land in Gillingham
A squatter in Gillingham can be easily and quickly evicted if:
The police refuse to make any arrests in Kent
The landowner in Gillingham, Wouldham, or Westfield Sole has no interest in seeking the assistance of the police
Squatters are residing in the premises of commercial property in Gillingham
It is the responsibility of the Gillingham owner to access the property and change the locks after you have left the building.
If you're refusing to leave the Gillingham property, the owner must get the Kent court order to carry out the eviction.
It is illegal for the owner to threaten violence against you.
The property owner is required by the law to do either of these Post a copy of the claim forms through the letter box or Attach a possession claim to the property's front door a minimum of five days before the Kent court hearing, for commercial property, two days before the hearing is enough.
This must be inclusive of a copy of the possession order, a defence form, and all the important details regarding the court heating,
In case you are not a unlawful tenant in Gillingham, you may decide to challenge the property holder.
This can be done by taking back the defence form to the court and attending the hearing in Gillingham on the specified date.
If you are actually squatter, the court in Kent will order you to vacate the property in Gillingham right away.
If you choose to remain on the property, the landowner is required to enlist the help of Kent court bailiffs to remove you from the property
Squatters in Westfield Sole, Wouldham, or Gillingham are categorised as homeless individuals, as they don't have a place to live in.
You can apply to your local council in Gillingham for assistance as a homeless person.
The Kent council will find alternative accommodation in Gillingham for you if homeless and single.
In some areas in Kent, special services may provide emergency help as an alternative to sleeping rough.
Also, the council in Gillingham may provide you emergency house to stay 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 Westfield Sole, Gillingham, or Wouldham.
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