You can be easily evicted and arrested if you are a squatter in Harrow.
Squatting is when a person illegally enters a premise in Harrow to live without the permission of the tenant or owner of said property.
Squatting is generally used as the final option by a homeless individual in Belmont, Burnt Oak, or Eastbury.
The chances are that you'd be evicted from the Harrow property and arrested if you're committing this offence.
If you continue living on a property in Greater London after the expiration of your license or tenancy, that's not squatting.
You'd be committing a criminal offense if you're squatting in a residential property in Harrow.
If found guilty after an arrest, you must:
Go to jail in Harrow for about 6 months
Be penalised up to £5,000
The following situations in Greater London would not warrant an arrest:
You remained in the land in Harrow after the end of tenancy or license
Genuinely moved into a property in Greater London thinking you were a tenant, but you were cheated by a bogus renting agent
Are a Gypsy or traveller living in an unauthorized camp in Harrow
It is easy to evict a squatter in Harrow under the following conditions:
The police in Greater London don't wish to arrest you
The owner in Eastbury, Belmont, or Burnt Oak does not want police involvement
He/she lives in a commercial property in Harrow
The owner in Harrow can lock you out of the property whilst you are not there.
The owner usually gets a court order in Greater London if someone is squatting in his property in Harrow and refuses to move.
It is illegal for the owner of the premises to make threats or use violence.
The copy of possession claim form is posted through the letterbox or attached to the front door, which should be done by the property owner at least 5 days ahead of court hearing in Greater London for squatting in residential property or 2 days earlier commercial building.
The forms must have a defence form and information about the venue and time of the court hearing.
You have the right to challenge the owner's case if you aren't a squatter in Harrow.
Simply, go to the court hearing in Harrow and return the defence form.
If you are squatting, the Greater London court will usually order you to vacate the property in Harrow there and then.
The owner must require the bailiffs from the court in Greater London to evict you if you don't leave.
Squatters in Burnt Oak, Eastbury, or Belmont are classed as homeless as they have no where to stay.
You can apply to your local council in Harrow for assistance as a homeless person.
If you're single and homeless, the Greater London council is going to advise you about where you can find a place to stay in Harrow.
You may also receive emergency help from specialist services in some areas in Greater London rather than sleeping outside.
If you have children or if you are pregnant, the council in Harrow will provide you with emergency housing as well and the same applies to the vulnerable.
Those who come under the immigration or residences restrictions won't be able to get longer-term housing from the council, such as asylum seekers in Eastbury, Burnt Oak, or Belmont or a "no recourse to public funds" status.
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