Squatters in Preston are always at the risk of eviction and arrest.
Squatting means going inside a property in Preston and living there without the consent of the landlord or the tenant.
Squatting is usually the last resort in Fulwood, Bamber Bridge, or Leyland when you are homeless.
For the homeless, it is not a lasting solution because it is certain that you will be removed from the property in Preston, and probably arrested too.
You will not be regarded as a squatter in case you continue to reside on the property or land in Lancashire after the end of your license or tenancy.
It is a crime to squat in a residential property in Preston.
It is likely you will get arrested and convicted of:
Be sentenced up to 6 months in Preston
Pay a fine of up to £5,000
You may not be arrested in Lancashire if you are:
Remained in the rental property in Preston after the end of your tenancy or license
You were deceived by a bogus letting agent into believing that you are a tenant of the Lancashire premises
Being a Traveller or Gypsy staying on an illegal site in Preston
You can be removed as a squatter in Preston if:
The police in Lancashire are reluctant to arrest anyone
Property owner in Bamber Bridge, Fulwood, or Leyland does not want to involve police in the matter
You make a commercial premise your home in Preston
The owner in Preston can gain access and change locks while all of you are outside.
If there is a squatter inside the property in Preston, the landlord will have to first get a Lancashire court order if there is anyone who has refused to vacate.
It is illegal for the owner to threaten or apply violence during eviction.
It is necessary that the landowner drops the court documents at the front door or in the letter box at least during the 5 days preceding the court hearing in Lancashire; however if you are squatting in commercial premises, this must be done 2 days prior to the court hearing.
These must be accompanied by a defence form and the details of the time and place of the court hearing.
If you're not a squatter in Preston, the landlord's argument must be contested.
You must return the defence form to the court and attend the court hearing in Preston.
You will be ordered to quickly leave the property in Preston by the court in Lancashire.
If you choose to remain on the property, the landowner is required to enlist the help of Lancashire court bailiffs to remove you from the property
Squatters in Fulwood, Leyland, or Bamber Bridge are categorized as homeless since they don't have the right to be staying where they are.
Since you don't have somewhere to go to, it would be wise to apply to the local council in Preston for help as a homeless person.
The Lancashire Council can direct you on how to get somewhere to stay in Preston if you are homeless and single.
Sometimes emergency help may provide you with temporary shelter in Lancashire through specialist services.
If you have children or if you are pregnant, the council in Preston will provide you with emergency housing as well and the same applies to the vulnerable.
Those who come under the immigration or residences restrictions won't be able to get longer-term housing from the council, such as asylum seekers in Bamber Bridge, Fulwood, or Leyland or a "no recourse to public funds" status.
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