Squatters can be easily evicted, charged, and arrested in Hillingdon.
Squatting implies entering a property in Hillingdon and living there without getting the permission of the owner of the property.
When you are homeless in Wood End Green, South Harefield, or Denham Green, squatting is the last resort.
It can not prove to be a long-standing option for homeless people as they are most likely to be evicted from Hillingdon or arrested by police.
You are not a squatter if you stayed at the property in Greater London after the end of the tenancy term or license.
Squatting in Hillingdon within a residential premise is considered a crime.
You can be arrested and convicted and you may be:
Sent to jail in Hillingdon for up to 6 months
Required to pay £5,000 fine
However, you cannot be arrested as a squatter in Greater London if:
You remained in the land in Hillingdon after the end of tenancy or license
A fake agent rented you to a property in Greater London which they had no right to, as it is not your fault
You are a traveller or gipsy living on an unauthorized site in Hillingdon
As a squatter in Hillingdon, you can easily be expelled if:
The Police in Greater London decline arresting such a person
The owner in Wood End Green, South Harefield, or Denham Green does not report to the police
You live in business premises in Hillingdon
The owner in Hillingdon can gain access and change locks while all of you are outside.
In case a squatter in a property in Hillingdon refuse to move out, the owner may seek a court injunction in Greater London.
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 provided must include a defence form as well as giving the knowledge of the place and time of the hearing.
In case you are not a squatter in Hillingdon, then you can challenge the owner's claim of property possession.
This can be done by taking the defence form to the court and attending the court hearing in Hillingdon.
If you squat, the Greater London court will order you to vacate the property in Hillingdon pronto.
In case you decline to get out, the landlord may ask Greater London court bailiffs to evict you.
Basically, squatters in Wood End Green, Denham Green, or South Harefield are regarded as homeless considering that they are not allowed to stay around.
You can apply to your local council in Hillingdon for assistance as a homeless person.
Assuming you are single or homeless, the Greater London council will offer advice where you can get a place to live in Hillingdon.
In some cases, as an alternative to sleeping rough, specialized providers can provide emergency assistance in Greater London.
The council in Hillingdon can provide emergency housing to the people who are vulnerable, have children or are pregnant.
But the council will not provide an immigrant who is seeking asylum in Denham Green, Wood End Green, or South Harefield an emergency or permanent housing because you do not have a right to public funds.
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