If you are squatting in Havering, you could be easily arrested and evicted.
Squatting implies entering a property in Havering and living there without getting the permission of the owner of the property.
Many take squatting as the last option when there is no other suitable alternative in Abridge, Bulphan, or Stapleford Abbotts.
It can not prove to be a long-standing option for homeless people as they are most likely to be evicted from Havering or arrested by police.
However, you live in a property in Greater London after your tenancy or license is expired then you cannot be termed as a squatter.
It is a criminal offence in Havering to squat on a private property.
You'd most probably be arrested and in case of a conviction, you can face:
Sent for up to six months in prison in Havering
Charges up to £5,000
Reasons why you should not be arrested in Greater London:
Remained in the rental property in Havering after the end of your tenancy or license
You truly went into a premise in Greater London believing that you are a tenant only to find out that you were conned by a fake renting agent
Are living on an unapproved site in Havering as a traveller or a gypsy
You can be removed as a squatter in Havering if:
The police refuse to make any arrests in Greater London
The property holder in Bulphan, Abridge, or Stapleford Abbotts is reluctant to involve the police
You are living in a commercial place in Havering
And the property owner in Havering may change the locks when you are not around.
If you or another squatter are in the property in Havering, if you refuse to leave, the owner will normally have to get a court order in Greater London.
It is against the law for the owner towards you to threaten or use violence.
The landlord needs to give a possession claim form copy to the squatters (either by post or attaching to the door) at least five days before the court hearing in Greater London is due - or two days if this is occurring in a commercial building.
These must be accompanied by a defence form and the details of the time and place of the court hearing.
If you happen not to be a squatter in Havering, 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 Havering.
If you squat, the Greater London court will order you to vacate the property in Havering pronto.
If you refuse to leave the property, then the landlord needs to ask the official Greater London court bailiffs to remove you from the premises.
As they do not have the right to be living where they are, squatters in Stapleford Abbotts, Bulphan, or Abridge are considered as homeless.
So, as a homeless individual, you can ask their local Council for help in Havering.
If you are single and homeless you must be advised on finding someplace to stay in Havering by the Greater London council.
In some Greater London areas, specialist services may render emergency help as an alternative to sleeping rough.
The council in Havering can provide emergency housing to the people who are vulnerable, have children or are pregnant.
However, if immigration restrictions such as no recourse to public funds applies to you or you are an asylum seeker in Stapleford Abbotts, Bulphan, or Abridge, then the council does not need to provide any emergency shelter or long-term property.
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