With the continuing housing crisis in the UK there is also a shortage of authorized sites in Bath for travellers to set up on.
The limited number of approved sites has enhanced the number of visitors in Bath staying in unlicensed settings in Bath, Abbas Combe, or Burton like car parks and playing fields.
According to government records, in 2016 to 2017 the number of caravans setting up on authorized plots in Bath has been increased up to 17%.
Whereas only 2% increase in socially rented plots in Somerset was observed during the time frame of 2010 and 2017.
There exist two options for property owners and local authority in Somerset in case they want to eject tourists and regain their land ownership in Bath, Abbas Combe, or Burton.
The first alternative is to evict travellers in Somerset by making use of common law.
This law allows landowners in Bath the authority to make travellers leave their property in Somerset, and may even employ the use of force to do so.
Evictions of travellers under common law in Bath are often carried out by enforcement agents.
The travellers are usually given a notice to vacate a place in Bath within 24 hours by the agents from Denbigh Franks.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement agents come with the proper equipment to evict the travellers if they do not leave the place in Abbas Combe, Burton, or Bath within 24-hour period.
In Somerset, common law has many different advantages.
The main benefit is the speed at which a traveller is removed from Bath.
Normally, the eviction under the common law can be carried out within 24hrs, so there is no time for travellers to cause the damage to the land or property in Bath and lessen the chance for fly-tipping.
The other alternative landlords and local government in Somerset have is to get a writ of possession.
When evicting according to the writ of possession in Bath, you should try to get an order of possession.
When making use of the possession order to handle travellers and squatters in Bath, Abbas Combe, or Burton, the notice is normally kept clandestine.
Next, in Bath the order would be transferred to the High Court from where it would be enforced by a High Court Enforcement Office (HCEO) from Denbigh Franks.
When moving a writ of possessions to the High Court in Somerset, it is advantageous that the HCEO from Denbigh Franks can plan on if notice will have to be served or not.
Thus, you won't have to worry about travellers in Bath damaging your property or stealing from your property as you don't have any idea of how they would respond to the eviction in Somerset.
It is recommended to prevent such kinds of scenarios from occurring since a lot of time and money is wasted when evicting a traveller from your land in Bath, Abbas Combe, or Burton, and there are several things that the local authorities and landowners in Somerset can do to avoid such circumstances from happening.
It is important to take some actions, such as putting fences and gates over the Bath property and also, having big bollards at entrances is also a great alternative to prevent unapproved individuals from getting inside your property.
You may also want to position large bollards, installing trenches, embankments, and earth bunds to secure your Bath land from unwanted and illegal visitors.
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