In Brighton, there's a shortage of authorised sites for travellers because of the housing crisis in the UK.
The low number of authorized sites in Brighton has resulted in a high number of travellers camping in unauthorized places such as playing fields and car parks in Denton, Preston, or Broomham.
Looking at the government figures, between 2016 and 2017, a 17% increment in the total number of Brighton travellers on unlicensed sections not managed by travellers was realised.
While socially rented plots in East Sussex only witnessed a 2% increase between the year 2010 and 2017.
Usually, there are two options for the East Sussex landowners or local authorities to recover the possession of land or evict nomads in Denton, Preston, or Broomham.
The first option is to use common law in East Sussex to evict them.
Under common law, the Brighton land owners can use the reasonable force to evict the travellers from their East Sussex land as they have the rights to remove them from their property.
Traveller evictions under the common rule in Brighton are normally done by the law enforcement representatives.
A notice is issued by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents to the travellers to vacate the unauthorized area in Brighton within a day.
In case after 24 hours, the travellers still haven't left the property in Broomham, Denton, or Preston, then the agents from Denbigh Franks will use tools and police, if needed, to evict travellers.
In East Sussex, common law has many different advantages.
Included in this is the speed the eviction in Brighton may be conducted.
In most cases, it takes less than 24 hours to carry out the eviction in Brighton, so, the traveller has less time to damage your property or the land as well as reduce the chances of illegal dumping of wastes on the property.
The second option land owners and authorities in East Sussex can use to evict the travellers is to obtain a writ of possession.
Receiving an order of occupancy is the first move to evicting under a custody warrant in Brighton.
The order of possession is made against unknown persons when you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Preston, Broomham, or Denton.
Once the landowner gets the order of possession in Brighton he can then be able to get the enforcement by High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) from Denbigh Franks by transferring the order to High Court.
The main benefit of making use of a writ of possession in East Sussex and forwarding it to the High Court is that there is no need for a notice to be given, the Denbigh Franks HCEO undertakes that decision and he will determine if it is needed based on the situation.
It is more beneficial at the time of dealing with the travellers in Brighton who refuse to move on from the land as it takes away the opportunity of damaging the property from them, they cannot steal or show any kind of resistance at the time of eviction in East Sussex.
There are several things local authorities and landowners in East Sussex can do to stop these situations from arising, as prevention is always better when dealing with an eviction in Preston, Denton, or Broomham and the potential time and money involved.
These include erecting fences and gates on your piece of land in Brighton, putting bollards on your property entrance is among the best ways of preventing access to your land by unauthorised persons.
In addition, trenches, earth bunds and embankments can also help in preventing unwanted visitors from entering your land in Brighton.
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