Apart from the housing crisis in the UK, in Cardiff there are limited authorized sites for travellers to camp on.
A shortage of approved places in Cardiff has culminated in a drastic increase in the number of travellers set up on illegal camps in Cardiff/Caerdydd, Chatham, or Merthyr Tydfil such as car parks and playgrounds.
Government data indicates that there has been a 17% increase in the number of caravans on unauthorized plots and land not owned by travellers in Cardiff from 2016-2017.
While socially rented plots in South Glamorgan only witnessed a 2% increase between the year 2010 and 2017.
Landlords and local government in South Glamorgan have two alternatives when seeking to obtain the possession of land and evict travellers in Merthyr Tydfil, Chatham, or Cardiff/Caerdydd.
Using common law to evict travellers in South Glamorgan is the first option.
The common law grants land owners in Cardiff the right to remove travellers from their South Glamorgan property and the right to do this with reasonable force when necessary.
Evictions under the common law in Cardiff are normally done by enforcement officers.
It is important to understand that evictions under law are accomplished by Denbigh Franks enforcement officers who will provide the travellers with a notice that gives them 24 hours to leave the Cardiff property.
After the 24-hour deadline expires and the traveller has not vacated the site in Chatham, Merthyr Tydfil, or Cardiff/Caerdydd, then the Denbigh Franks enforcement agent will be back with equipment and if they feel the need police can also be called to remove the Travellers who are still at the sight.
Including removal from common law in South Glamorgan has several advantages.
The greatest benefit is the speed of the Cardiff eviction.
In addition, the speed at which the eviction in Cardiff is carried out helps to reduce the travellers' tendencies of causing damage to the property.
Secondly, landowners and local authority in South Glamorgan should be ready to receive possession summons.
Foremost, while removing a tourist using ownership writ in Cardiff, you may be required to get a possession notice.
An order of possession is typically given to a "Persons Unknown" when talking about travellers or squatters in Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff/Caerdydd, or Chatham.
Once the order for possession has been conferred in Cardiff, the claimant can then transfer it to the High Court and then enforced by the HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer) from Denbigh Franks.
The main benefit of making use of a writ of possession in South Glamorgan 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 Cardiff 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 South Glamorgan.
Avoiding these situations is always desirable to handle an eviction in Merthyr Tydfil, Chatham, or Cardiff/Caerdydd and the time and cost involved, so, in order to prevent it, there are many actions that can be taken by local authorities and landowners in South Glamorgan.
The best way to stop the unauthorized persons from entering land in Cardiff is to put fences and gates around the land and you can also prevent unauthorized access by installing large bollards at entrances.
In addition to these, trenches and earth bunds are effective ways of deterring illegal persons from gaining access to your Cardiff land.
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