Squatting, without a doubt, can lead to an eviction and arrest in Weston Super Mare.
This term squatting is used if someone enters and lives in a property in Weston Super Mare without having permission from the owner or tenant.
Squatting is usually the last resort in Cheddar, Weston-super-Mare, or Hythe when you are homeless.
This option is a temporary measure if you are homeless as you will be evicted by the property owner in Weston Super Mare and you may be arrested or fined.
If you remain on a property in Somerset after the expiration of your license or tenancy, you will not be regarded as a squatter.
If you are squatting in a residentially owned property in Weston Super Mare, it is considered as a criminal offence.
Squatting can get you arrested and if convicted, you may:
Sentenced for 6 months in prison in Weston Super Mare
Get a fine of £5000 maximum
The authorities aren't going to arrest you in Somerset if you:
Remaining on the property in Weston Super Mare after the expiration of your license or tenancy
You got deceived by a fraud rental agent and you actually thought you are a tenant in the property in Somerset
You are gypsy or wanderer residing in area that is unauthorized in Weston Super Mare
Weston Super Mare squatters can be evicted for many reasons, such as:
The police in Somerset do not want to arrest you
The owner in Weston-super-Mare, Hythe, or Cheddar does not want police involvement
Squatters are residing in the premises of commercial property in Weston Super Mare
The landlord in Weston Super Mare has the power to go into the property to change the locks whilst you are not there.
If there is a squatter inside the property in Weston Super Mare, the landlord will have to first get a Somerset court order if there is anyone who has refused to vacate.
It is not legal for the property owner to issue threats or use violence to evict someone.
The owner must send a copy of their possession claim documents via the letterbox or attach it to the front door at least 5 days to the court hearing in Somerset (or 2 days for squatters in commercial sites).
Remember defence forms and court hearing date and time must be included in this copy.
You can challenge the owner's case if you are not a squatter in Weston Super Mare.
Do this by applying to trial the defensive form and heading to court hearing in Weston Super Mare.
The court in Somerset will ask you to immediately leave the property in Weston Super Mare if you're a squatter.
The owner can take help from court bailiffs in Somerset if you don't leave the property after court orders.
You can receive some assistance meant for the homeless from the council because as a squatter in Cheddar, Weston-super-Mare, or Hythe, you are classified as homeless.
Since you don't have somewhere to go to, it would be wise to apply to the local council in Weston Super Mare for help as a homeless person.
The local council in Somerset will help you look for a place where you can stay in Weston Super Mare if you're single and homeless.
You may also receive emergency help from specialist services in some areas in Somerset rather than sleeping outside.
In case you are badly in need including having children around or expectant, the local authority in Weston Super Mare can offer you emergency housing.
However, the council cannot offer long-term housing if residences or immigration restrictions apply to you, for example, you are an asylum seeker in Weston-super-Mare, Hythe, or Cheddar or your immigration status is "No recourse to public funds".
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