In addition to the ongoing housing crisis in the UK, the number of accredited sites in Bedfordshire for travellers to settle on are also limited.
The limited authorised camping sites in Bedfordshire have contributed to a high rise of travellers camping on unauthorised spaces in Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, or Bedford including playgrounds and parking lots.
Moreover, government data illustrates that there has been a 17% increase in the number of caravans on unapproved places in Bedfordshire.
While socially rented plots in Bedfordshire only witnessed a 2% increase between the year 2010 and 2017.
Local authorities and landlords in Bedfordshire who want to take possession of their property and remove travellers have two available options in Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, or Dunstable.
The first option to take to remove them in Bedfordshire is using common law.
Landlords in Bedfordshire are in their right to evict travellers from their property in Bedfordshire and are allowed to use appropriate force if needed.
Enforcement agencies often execute removal under common law in Bedfordshire.
The travellers are usually given the 24 hours to vacate the site in Bedfordshire by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
Assuming the travellers have not vacated the site in Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, or Bedford within the specified period, Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will come back with equipment and possibly the police if need be, to evict any traveller still camping on the land.
There are many advantages for using a common law eviction in Bedfordshire.
The greatest benefit is the speed of the Bedfordshire eviction.
In most cases, common law eviction is undertaken within a 24-hour period and this means that less damage is done to the property or land in Bedfordshire and there are little chances for dumping trash.
Another choice is land owners and local authorities in Bedfordshire obtaining a writ of possession.
To get an 'order of possession' is the first step towards eviction in Bedfordshire under possession writ.
An order of possession is typically given to a "Persons Unknown" when talking about travellers or squatters in Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, or Dunstable.
When the order of ownership has been granted in Bedfordshire, you can go on and forward it to the High Court, which is then imposed by the (HCEO) High Court Enforcement Officer of Denbigh Franks.
To transfer the order to High Court in Bedfordshire has a major benefit that you don't have to serve the notice however, HCEO from Denbigh Franks will decide by analysing the current scenario.
The element of surprise is advantageous to the landowner because the Bedfordshire traveller will not have time to cause damage to the property, steal from the owner or offer any resistance in Bedfordshire.
Avoiding the occurrence of these types of situations in the first instance is always better than dealing with eviction in Bedford, Dunstable, or Leighton Buzzard and the possible money, time and effort involved, so there are many things local authorities and property owners in Bedfordshire can do to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
Erecting fences and gates around the land and putting huge bollards at entrances are good ways of stopping unauthorized persons from accessing the property in Bedfordshire.
In addition, you can dig trenches, build embankments or plant earth buds which can also play an important role in safeguarding your Bedfordshire land from unauthorised travellers.
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