Squatters in Slough are prone to being easily evicted and arrested.
Squatting refers to the occupation of property or land in Slough without owner's or tenant's consent.
Many take squatting as the last option when there is no other suitable alternative in Gerrards Cross, North Ascot, or Iver Heath.
For the homeless, it is not a long-term alternative as you will be evicted from the Slough premises and most probably an arrest.
If you lived in a property in Berkshire after your tenancy or licence came to an end you are considered as a squatter.
If you are squatting in a residentially owned property in Slough, it is considered as a criminal offence.
If found guilty after an arrest, you must:
Sent to jail in Slough for up to 6 months
Pay a fine of up to £5,000
You may not be arrested in Berkshire if you:
Stayed on the property in Slough following the end of your tenancy or license
Entered the property in Berkshire believing that you were a tenant - for instance, if you were rented by a bogus letting agent, they had no right to it
Are living on an unapproved site in Slough as a traveller or a gypsy
Squatters in Slough can be evicted if:
The police in Berkshire don't wish to arrest you
The property holder in North Ascot, Gerrards Cross, or Iver Heath is reluctant to involve the police
You have occupied a commercial building in Slough
The owner in Slough, while you're all out, can enter and change the locks.
The owner can obtain a court order in Berkshire if you or any other squatter if you fail to move out of the property in Slough.
It is against the law for the landlord to use violence or even threaten to use violence against you.
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 Berkshire or 2 days for people staying in commercial premises.
The information on the possession claim must include Details of the time of the court hearing, The place of the hearing, A defence form.
In case you are not a squatter in Slough, you can challenge the case of a landlord.
Do this by returning the defence form and attending the court hearing in Slough.
But if you are a squatter, the Berkshire court will instantly require you to leave the premises in Slough.
If you choose to remain on the property, the landowner is required to enlist the help of Berkshire court bailiffs to remove you from the property
Squatters in North Ascot, Iver Heath, or Gerrards Cross are referred to as homeless due to the fact that you are living in a place you do not have the rights.
Therefore being homeless, you will need to seek help as a squatter from your local authority in Slough.
Assuming you are single or homeless, the Berkshire council will offer advice where you can get a place to live in Slough.
Some areas in Berkshire have professional services designed to offer emergency support to eradicate rough sleeping.
If you are in emergency need such as you are pregnant or have children with you, then the Slough council must serve you on a priority basis.
When visa or social restrictions apply to you, the authority does not have to have temporary or longer-term accommodation (e.g. if your status of immigration indicates you have' no use of public funds' or you are an asylum seeker in Gerrards Cross, North Ascot, or Iver Heath).
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