The authorities in Lincolnshire can arrest or evict you if you're squatting.
Squatting means encamping or living at the land in Lincolnshire owned by someone else and you have no permission of it.
Squatting is generally used as the final option by a homeless individual in Grantham, Boston, or Lincoln.
If you're poor, it's not a long-term solution as you're almost certainly going to be evicted from the Lincolnshire property and charged.
You are not a squatter because you live in a house in Lincolnshire when your lease or license has expired.
Squatting is a criminal offense in a residential property in Lincolnshire.
Squatting can get you arrested and if convicted, you may:
Prison in Lincolnshire for about six (6) months
Required to pay £5,000 fine
You should not be arrested in Lincolnshire if you:
You keep on staying within the rental premises in Lincolnshire upon expiry of tenancy or certificate
You truly went into a premise in Lincolnshire believing that you are a tenant only to find out that you were conned by a fake renting agent
A Gypsy or Traveller living on an unapproved site in Lincolnshire
It is easy to evict a squatter in Lincolnshire under the following conditions:
The police in Lincolnshire are not prepared to make an arrest
The owner in Grantham, Lincoln, or Boston is not involving police
It's commercial premises in Lincolnshire you are living in
The owner in Lincolnshire can go to the property and change the locks while you are outside the premises.
The owner can get a court order in Lincolnshire if you or another squatter refuse to leave the property in Lincolnshire.
However, the usage of threats or being violent for evicting someone is not legalized.
The owner must post a copy of their claim form through the letterbox or attach it to the front door at least 5 days before the court hearing in Lincolnshire (or 2 days if you squat in a property that is commercial).
The details in the forms must include the time and place of the court hearing, as well as the defence form.
In case you are not a unlawful tenant in Lincolnshire, you may decide to challenge the property holder.
This can be done by taking back the defence form to the court and attending the hearing in Lincolnshire on the specified date.
If you are squatting, the Lincolnshire court will usually order you to vacate the property in Lincolnshire there and then.
If you choose to remain on the property, the landowner is required to enlist the help of Lincolnshire court bailiffs to remove you from the property
Basically, squatters in Grantham, Lincoln, or Boston are regarded as homeless considering that they are not allowed to stay around.
You should apply for assistance as a homeless person to your local council in Lincolnshire.
Local council in Lincolnshire can assist you in finding a place for stay in Lincolnshire if you are homeless and also single.
Sometimes emergency help may provide you with temporary shelter in Lincolnshire through specialist services.
The Lincolnshire council provide emergency housing to those in priority need, such as having vulnerable children and being pregnant.
However, if immigration restrictions such as no recourse to public funds applies to you or you are an asylum seeker in Boston, Grantham, or Lincoln, then the council does not need to provide any emergency shelter or long-term property.
Based in Lincolnshire, working nationwide
Find Out More
If you would like to find out more about the bespoke security services we provide here at Denbigh Franks, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. We look forward to answering any questions you may have.