Squatters in Gosport must know that they are easily evicted or arrested at any time.
Squatting involves occupying and residing in a property in Gosport without the owner or tenant's permission.
Squatting is typically a final option for people in Alverstoke, Bedenham, or Camdentown who are homeless.
It is not a long-term solution as most probably you will be evicted from the property in Gosport and arrested.
If you have continued to live in the property in Hampshire after your lease ended, you are not a squatter.
Squatting in a private property in Gosport without permission qualifies as criminal offense.
You can be arrested and convicted and you may be:
Prison in Gosport for up to 6 months
Get a fine of £5000 maximum
You will not get arrested in Hampshire if:
You keep on staying within the rental premises in Gosport upon expiry of tenancy or certificate
Entered the property in Hampshire believing that you were a tenant - for instance, if you were rented by a bogus letting agent, they had no right to it
A Gypsy or Traveller living on an unauthorized location in Gosport
You can be easily removed as a squatter in Gosport if:
The Hampshire police feel there is no need for an arrest
The property holder in Bedenham, Alverstoke, or Camdentown is reluctant to involve the police
You live in a commercial property in Gosport
The landlord in Gosport may choose to change the locks while everyone is away.
If you or another squatter are in the property in Gosport, if you refuse to leave, the owner will normally have to get a court order in Hampshire.
The owner cannot use violence against you or threaten 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 Hampshire court hearing, for commercial property, two days before the hearing is enough.
The details of the time and place of court hearing must be mentioned in this form and a defence form with these forms.
You should challenge the owner's case in the law court, especially if you are not squatters in Gosport.
You must return the defence form to the court and attend the court hearing in Gosport.
However, if you are squatting, you will be ordered by the court in Hampshire to vacate the property in Gosport without delay.
In case you decline to move from the property, the owner can request court bailiffs in Hampshire to escort you out.
Squatters in Alverstoke, Camdentown, or Bedenham don't have the right to live in the place where they are. Therefore, they are classed as homeless.
Therefore being homeless, you will need to seek help as a squatter from your local authority in Gosport.
Local council in Hampshire can assist you in finding a place for stay in Gosport if you are homeless and also single.
Some areas in Hampshire have professional services designed to offer emergency support to eradicate rough sleeping.
The council in Gosport may have to provide you with emergency housing if you are pregnant, have children or are vulnerable.
However, if you have immigration or residences restriction, the council will not offer long-term or emergency housing, for instance, either the status of your immigration indicates 'no recourse to public funds' or you're an asylum seeker in Bedenham, Camdentown, or Alverstoke.
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