Squatters in Oldham are prone to being easily evicted and arrested.
Squatting is when a person illegally enters a premise in Oldham to live without the permission of the tenant or owner of said property.
Worthy of mention is that squatting in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Oldham, or Taunton can only be considered as a last resort.
It is not a long-term solution as most probably you will be evicted from the property in Oldham and arrested.
If you remain on a property in Greater Manchester after the expiration of your license or tenancy, you will not be regarded as a squatter.
Don't forget living in someone's property in Oldham without permission is a crime.
You can be arrested and if convicted can be:
Be imprisoned in Oldham to a maximum of 6 months
Pay up to £5,000 in fines
However, you won't be arrested in Greater Manchester if you are:
Remained in the rental property in Oldham after the end of your tenancy or license
You have been deceived into thinking you were a tenant, for instance, if you have rented a property in Greater Manchester from a fraudulent agent
You are only a gypsy or traveller camping on an unlicensed land in Oldham
A squatter in Oldham can easily be evicted if:
Police in Greater Manchester are not showing an interest for arrestation
The owner in Oldham, Taunton, or Ashton-Under-Lyne does not want police involvement
You are living in commercial premises in Oldham
The owner in Oldham can change the locks of the doors when you're not at home.
When you or any other squatter continue to remain on the property in Oldham against the landowner's wishes, a Greater Manchester court order will be gotten.
Using or threatening violence against you is illegal for the owner.
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 Manchester court hearing, for commercial property, two days before the hearing is enough.
His claim forms sent to the squatter must include a defence form and details of the time and place of the court hearing.
But if you are not squatting in Oldham, you must challenge the owner's case.
You can do this by replying through the defence form to the court and go to the court hearing in Oldham.
However, if you are squatting, you will be ordered by the court in Greater Manchester to vacate the property in Oldham without delay.
Failure to do so might cause the property owner to involve the court bailiffs from Greater Manchester to evict you.
Since squatters in Oldham, Ashton-Under-Lyne, or Taunton have no permission to stay on a property, they are classifying as homeless.
You can apply as a homeless person at your local council in Oldham for assistance.
The Greater Manchester council will give you advice about how to find a place to stay in Oldham if you are single and homeless.
The council may also consider providing you with some emergency housing in Greater Manchester rather than sleeping on the streets.
The council in Oldham may have to provide you with emergency housing if you are pregnant, have children or are vulnerable.
But the council will not provide an immigrant who is seeking asylum in Oldham, Taunton, or Ashton-Under-Lyne an emergency or permanent housing because you do not have a right to public funds.
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