If you are a squatter in Rotherham, you risk being evicted easily or arrested.
Squatting implies entering a property in Rotherham and living there without getting the permission of the owner of the property.
If you are homeless in Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, or Rawmarsh, this is usually a last resort for you.
It doesn't offer a lasting solution for a destitute as you are likely to be evicted from the Rotherham premises and sent to the bars by the police.
You are not considered a squatter if, after your tenancy expires, you remain in the property in South Yorkshire.
You'd be committing a criminal offense if you're squatting in a residential property in Rotherham.
They can arrest, and convict you and you may face:
Go to jail in Rotherham for about 6 months
Required to pay £5,000 fine
Reasons why you should not be arrested in South Yorkshire:
You are living in the property in Rotherham after tenancy expired
You got deceived by a fraud rental agent and you actually thought you are a tenant in the property in South Yorkshire
You are gypsy or wanderer residing in area that is unauthorized in Rotherham
You can be easily removed as a squatter in Rotherham if:
The police refuse to make any arrests in South Yorkshire
The owner of the property in Rotherham, Wath Upon Dearne, or Rawmarsh does not want to call the police
They are staying in commercial premises in Rotherham
The owner in Rotherham has the right to change the locks when you are not there.
If you're refusing to leave the Rotherham property, the owner must get the South Yorkshire court order to carry out the eviction.
It is illegal for the owner of the premises to make threats or use violence.
The landowner should serve a print of ownership claim forms either via a letterbox or have it placed on the door of the squatter 5 days before the court hearings in South Yorkshire or 2 days for people staying in commercial premises.
The information provided must include a defence form as well as giving the knowledge of the place and time of the hearing.
But if you are not squatting in Rotherham, you must challenge the owner's case.
Simply, go to the court hearing in Rotherham and return the defence form.
If you are actually squatter, the court in South Yorkshire will order you to vacate the property in Rotherham right away.
The owner must require the bailiffs from the court in South Yorkshire to evict you if you don't leave.
Squatters in Rotherham, Wath Upon Dearne, or Rawmarsh are classified as homeless because you are not entitled to live where you are.
You can apply as a homeless person at your local council in Rotherham for assistance.
If you are single and homeless you must be advised on finding someplace to stay in Rotherham by the South Yorkshire council.
The council may also consider providing you with some emergency housing in South Yorkshire rather than sleeping on the streets.
If you have children or if you are pregnant, the council in Rotherham will provide you with emergency housing as well and the same applies to the vulnerable.
However, if immigration restrictions such as no recourse to public funds applies to you or you are an asylum seeker in Rawmarsh, Wath Upon Dearne, or Rotherham, then the council does not need to provide any emergency shelter or long-term property.
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