Squatters can be easily evicted, charged, and arrested in Haringey.
Unlawful entry into a property in Haringey and staying there without consent from the owner is called squatting.
Squatting in Seven Sisters, Crouch End, or Bowes Park is mostly a last resort for someone who is homeless.
It doesn't offer a lasting solution for a destitute as you are likely to be evicted from the Haringey premises and sent to the bars by the police.
You are not considered a squatter if, after your tenancy expires, you remain in the property in Greater London.
You'd be committing a criminal offense if you're squatting in a residential property in Haringey.
You'd most probably be arrested and in case of a conviction, you can face:
Sentenced in Haringey for up to 6 months
Fined up to £5,000
The authorities aren't going to arrest you in Greater London if you:
Continued living in the same premises in Haringey after the end of tenancy or licence
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
A Gypsy or Traveller living on an unauthorized location in Haringey
A squatter in Haringey can be easily evicted if:
The Greater London police are not ready to carry out an arrest
Property owner in Seven Sisters, Crouch End, or Bowes Park does not want to involve police in the matter
You are staying in a commercial property in Haringey
It is the responsibility of the Haringey owner to access the property and change the locks after you have left the building.
If you or another squatter in in the premise in Haringey, the owner must usually get a Greater London court order if you refuse to vacate.
If the owner threatens you or uses the violence to evict you, it is completely illegal.
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 Greater London court hearing, for commercial property, two days before the hearing is enough.
The information on the possession claim must include Details of the time of the court hearing, The place of the hearing, A defence form.
If you happen not to be a squatter in Haringey, you will have to challenge the case of the property owner.
This is achieved by returning to the court, the defence form, and attending the hearing at court in Haringey.
The court in Greater London will order you to vacate the Haringey property immediately if you are a squatter.
If you refuse to move on the property owner will request bailiffs from the Greater London court to remove you.
Squatters in Seven Sisters, Bowes Park, or Crouch End are classified as homeless because you are not entitled to live where you are.
You can apply to your local council in Haringey for assistance as a homeless person.
The Greater London council may assist you finding somewhere you can live in Haringey if you aren't married and without a home.
Those who are priority can also get emergency housing from the council in Greater London as opposed to sleeping rough.
In case you have urgent needs to be met for instance, you are pregnant or have children with you, the local council in Haringey can assist in providing housing on emergency basis.
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 Bowes Park, Seven Sisters, or Crouch End.
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