If you are a squatter in Liverpool, you risk being evicted easily or arrested.
Squatting is when a person illegally enters a premise in Liverpool to live without the permission of the tenant or owner of said property.
Squatting is often the last option someone in Kirkby, Liverpool, or Prescot has when they are homeless.
For the homeless, it is not a lasting solution because it is certain that you will be removed from the property in Liverpool, and probably arrested too.
Your cannot be considered a squatter if you still live on a property or land in Merseyside at the end of your tenancy.
Squatting is a criminal offense in a residential property in Liverpool.
You can be arrested and if convicted then:
Go to jail in Liverpool for about 6 months
Be fined a maximum of £5,000
You may not be arrested in Merseyside if you are:
You remained in the land in Liverpool after the end of tenancy or license
You have been a victim of fraud agent and you entered a property in Merseyside genuinely being a tenant
You are living on an unauthorized area in Liverpool as a gypsy or traveller
Liverpool squatters can be evicted for many reasons, such as:
Merseyside police don't carry out the arrest and leave you with a warning
The property owner in Prescot, Liverpool, or Kirkby doesn't want to get the police involved
You live in a commercial property in Liverpool
And the property owner in Liverpool may change the locks when you are not around.
In case a squatter in a property in Liverpool refuse to move out, the owner may seek a court injunction in Merseyside.
It is against the law to harass or threaten you.
The owner of the property is bound to deliver copy of documents with possession claim to the squatter through post or letterbox no less than five days before the proceedings of the court in Merseyside or at least two days before in case of a commercialized property.
These must be accompanied by a defence form and the details of the time and place of the court hearing.
If you are wrongly accused of squatting in Liverpool, challenge the case by returning the defence form to the court.
Do this by going to the court hearing in Liverpool on the date specified and return the defence forms to the court.
In case you're indeed a squatter, you will be ordered to vacate the Liverpool property right away by the court in Merseyside.
Failure to vacate, the owner must ask the court bailiffs in Merseyside to remove you.
Basically, squatters in Kirkby, Liverpool, or Prescot are regarded as homeless considering that they are not allowed to stay around.
You can apply as a homeless person at your local council in Liverpool for assistance.
Assuming you are single or homeless, the Merseyside council will offer advice where you can get a place to live in Liverpool.
In some Merseyside areas, specialist services may render emergency help as an alternative to sleeping rough.
In case you are badly in need including having children around or expectant, the local authority in Liverpool can offer you emergency housing.
On the other hand, the Council may not help you with longer-term housing or emergency if you are an asylum seeker in Prescot, Liverpool, or Kirkby so you have residences and immigration restrictions applicable or the status of your immigration means that you do not have recourse to public funds.
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