Squatters can be evicted and easily arrested in High Wycombe.
When you start living on a property in High Wycombe without the owner's permission, it will be considered as Squatting.
In most cases, squatting comes in as the last choice for someone who is homeless in Micklefield, High Wycombe, or Beacon Hill.
Also, it shouldn't be taken as a long-term option if you are already homeless as squatters are liable to be evicted from High Wycombe and arrested if need be.
If you continue living on a property in Buckinghamshire after the expiration of your license or tenancy, that's not squatting.
If you enter a residential property in High Wycombe illegally to squat, this is a criminal offence.
You can be arrested and if convicted then:
Prison in High Wycombe for about six (6) months
Required to pay £5,000 fine
You should not be prosecuted in Buckinghamshire if you:
Went to stay in the property in High Wycombe after your tenancy or licence expired
Entered the property in Buckinghamshire believing that you were a tenant - for instance, if you were rented by a bogus letting agent, they had no right to it
You are a traveller or gipsy living on an unauthorized site in High Wycombe
As a squatter in High Wycombe, you can easily be expelled if:
The police in Buckinghamshire are unwilling to arrest you
The owner in High Wycombe, Micklefield, or Beacon Hill does not want police involvement
You have occupied a commercial building in High Wycombe
The landlord in High Wycombe may choose to change the locks while everyone is away.
In case a squatter in a property in High Wycombe refuse to move out, the owner may seek a court injunction in Buckinghamshire.
It is against the law for the owner towards you to threaten or use violence.
It is necessary or the owner to provide a squatter with a copy of possession claim form either through the letterbox or front door before the 5 days of the hearing in a court in Buckinghamshire (2 days in case of evicting squatters from the commercial place).
Remember defence forms and court hearing date and time must be included in this copy.
In case you are not a squatter in High Wycombe, you can challenge the case of a landlord.
You can do this by going to the court with defence form and attending the proceedings in High Wycombe.
However, if the court in Buckinghamshire rules that you are squatting, they will order you to leave the High Wycombe property right away.
If you refuse to move out, the owner can request the court bailiffs in Buckinghamshire to evict you.
Squatters in High Wycombe, Beacon Hill, or Micklefield are generally regarded as homeless people since they do not have any right to stay at the place which belongs o you.
Therefore being homeless, you will need to seek help as a squatter from your local authority in High Wycombe.
If you are homeless and unmarried, the Buckinghamshire council would advise you on how to find a place to live in High Wycombe.
In some cases, as an alternative to sleeping rough, specialized providers can provide emergency assistance in Buckinghamshire.
Based on your priority need, you may get emergency housing from the council in High Wycombe, for instance, you are vulnerable, expectant or have minors.
When visa or social restrictions apply to you, the authority does not have to have temporary or longer-term accommodation (e.g. if your status of immigration indicates you have' no use of public funds' or you are an asylum seeker in High Wycombe, Micklefield, or Beacon Hill).
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