Squatters can be evicted and easily arrested in Redditch.
Squatting is when a person illegally enters a premise in Redditch to live without the permission of the tenant or owner of said property.
Squatting is normally a last resort for homeless people in Cladswell, Dunnington, or Alcester.
It isn't an option that is long-term for the homeless, and you will possibly be arrested and almost certainly be removed in Redditch.
However, you live in a property in Worcestershire after your tenancy or license is expired then you cannot be termed as a squatter.
Squatting is a criminal offense in a residential property in Redditch.
You can be arrested and if convicted can be:
Sent for up to six months in prison in Redditch
Required to pay £5,000 fine
The authorities aren't going to arrest you in Worcestershire if you:
You are living in the property in Redditch after tenancy expired
You were cheated by a bogus renting agent while you genuinely moved into a property in Worcestershire thinking you were a tenant
You are a traveller or gypsy encamping on an unauthorised site in Redditch
As a squatter in Redditch, you will be possibly be evicted if:
The Worcestershire police are not ready to carry out an arrest
The owner of the property in Dunnington, Cladswell, or Alcester finds no reason to report to the authority
You are staying in a commercial property in Redditch
And the property owner in Redditch may change the locks when you are not around.
If you're refusing to leave the Redditch property, the owner must get the Worcestershire court order to carry out the eviction.
Use of violence or threat against you is illegal.
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 Worcestershire (or 2 days if you squat in a property that is commercial).
The details of the time and place of court hearing must be mentioned in this form and a defence form with these forms.
You will have to challenge the owner's claim if you are not a squatter in Redditch.
This can be done by taking the defence form to the court and attending the court hearing in Redditch.
If you are a squatter, you will be ordered by the court in Worcestershire to leave the land in Redditch on the earliest basis.
If you refuse to move on the property owner will request bailiffs from the Worcestershire court to remove you.
Squatters in Cladswell, Alcester, or Dunnington are classed as homeless as they have no where to stay.
You can apply as a homeless person at your local council in Redditch for assistance.
The Worcestershire council may assist you finding somewhere you can live in Redditch if you aren't married and without a home.
There are certain areas in Worcestershire with specialist services to provide emergency assistance to eliminate sleeping rough.
The council in Redditch may have to provide you with emergency housing if you are pregnant, have children or are vulnerable.
If your homelessness is as a result of immigration issues, for instance, if you are seeking asylum in Alcester, Cladswell, or Dunnington or if you cannot benefit from public funds due to your immigration status, then the council is under no obligation to make emergency or extended-period housing provisions for you.
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