Apart from the housing crisis in the UK, in Cannock there are limited authorized sites for travellers to camp on.
The scarcity of legitimate sites in Cannock has caused a dramatic growth in the number of travellers settling on illegal camps such as playing field and car parks in Blackfords, Cannock, or Etchinghill.
Government statistics from 2016-2017 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of travellers in Cannock on unauthorised plots and property not owned by travellers.
From 2010 to 2017, there was only a 2% increment in socially leased areas in Staffordshire.
There exist two options for property owners and local authority in Staffordshire in case they want to eject tourists and regain their land ownership in Cannock, Blackfords, or Etchinghill.
The first is Eviction in Staffordshire using Common Law.
This law allows landowners in Cannock the authority to make travellers leave their property in Staffordshire, and may even employ the use of force to do so.
Traveller evictions under the common rule in Cannock are normally done by the law enforcement representatives.
The travellers are usually given the 24 hours to vacate the site in Cannock by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
If after the 24-hour notice the site in Etchinghill, Cannock, or Blackfords is not vacated then the Denbigh Franks enforcement officers will come back with equipment, together with police if need be, to remove any travellers who are there.
The use of common law has many benefits in Staffordshire.
The main benefit is the speed at which a traveller is removed from Cannock.
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 Cannock and there are little chances for dumping trash.
For landlords and local authorities in Staffordshire, the other choice is to seek an ownership note.
The first thing when evicting a traveller in Cannock using a writ of possession is to acquire an order of possession.
The possession order is made against unknown persons while dealing with travellers and squatters in Cannock, Etchinghill, or Blackfords.
When the order of ownership has been granted in Cannock, 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.
The greatest advantage of using a writ of property and moving it to the Staffordshire High Court is that notification does not have to be issued, depending on the situation; the Denbigh Franks HCEO may determine whether to do so.
To use the second option while dealing with Cannock travellers is quite beneficial as chances of damage to property or steal from the property are much reduced due to the surprise factor which reduces the chances of resistance to the expected eviction in Staffordshire.
It takes a lot of time and money to deal with the travellers who have illegally come to your property in Blackfords, Etchinghill, or Cannock, so, the best thing you can do is to prevent these kinds of situations from happening in the first place, and the Staffordshire land owners and local authorities can do a number of things to prevent these issues from arising.
Cannock landlords may decide to build fences as well as gates on their property and put up a big bollard around the gates and by so doing, you will prevent unauthorised persons from gaining entrance to the property.
In addition, you can dig trenches, build embankments or plant earth buds which can also play an important role in safeguarding your Cannock land from unauthorised travellers.
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