You can be easily evicted and arrested if you are a squatter in Hammersmith.
The term squatting means occupying land or property in Hammersmith without the consent of the tenant or the owner.
Squatting is normally a last resort for homeless people in Kings Cross, Hounslow, or Brentford.
For the homeless, it is not a long-term alternative as you will be evicted from the Hammersmith premises and most probably an arrest.
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 private property in Hammersmith without permission qualifies as criminal offense.
Squatting can get you arrested and if convicted, you may:
Spend up to 6 months in prison in Hammersmith
Pay up to £5,000 in fines
However, you cannot be arrested as a squatter in Greater London if:
Remained in the rental property in Hammersmith after your license or tenancy ended
Living on a property in Greater London you think you genuinely rented but were deceived by a fraudulent agent who had no right to rent the place out to you
Are a gypsy living on unauthorized ground in Hammersmith
As a Hammersmith squatter, you may be removed from a property if:
The Greater London police are not ready to carry out an arrest
Property owner in Brentford, Kings Cross, or Hounslow does not want to involve police in the matter
It's commercial premises in Hammersmith you are living in
The property owner in Hammersmith can replace the locks when everyone is outside.
When you or any other squatter continue to remain on the property in Hammersmith against the landowner's wishes, a Greater London court order will be gotten.
It is illegal for the owner to threaten or apply violence during eviction.
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.
The details in the forms must include the time and place of the court hearing, as well as the defence form.
But if you are not squatting in Hammersmith, you must challenge the owner's case.
Do this by applying to trial the defensive form and heading to court hearing in Hammersmith.
If you are actually an unauthorised occupant, you may be compelled by court in Greater London to immediately move out of the Hammersmith property.
If you are squatting a property otherwise you will be evicted by the bailiffs from the court in Greater London.
Basically, squatters in Hounslow, Brentford, or Kings Cross are regarded as homeless considering that they are not allowed to stay around.
To take help, you can apply to the local council in Hammersmith and request to help you as a homeless person.
The local council in Greater London will help you look for a place where you can stay in Hammersmith if you're single and homeless.
Some areas in Greater London have professional services designed to offer emergency support to eradicate rough sleeping.
The council in Hammersmith may provide you with urgent housing service if you are in a priority need i.e. if you are pregnant, have children or 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 Hounslow, Brentford, or Kings Cross.
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