Because of the UK housing crisis, there has been a dramatic increase in the numbers of unauthorized encampments - a move that is bolstered by the shortage of authorized sites in Chesterfield for campers.
As a result, an increasing number of travellers in Chesterfield are setting up unauthorized encampments such as playing fields and car parks in Bolsover, Chesterfield, or Clay Cross.
Government statistics from 2016-2017 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of travellers in Chesterfield on unauthorised plots and property not owned by travellers.
In contrast, from 2010 to 2017, there has been a mere 2% rise in the number of socially leased land in Derbyshire.
There are two alternatives for local authorities and landowners in Derbyshire if they wish to evict travellers and get back possession of the land in Clay Cross, Chesterfield, or Bolsover.
The first option is to evict travellers using common law in Derbyshire.
Under the common law, land owners in Chesterfield are within their rights to evict travellers from their Derbyshire land and permission to apply reasonable force if need be.
Traveller evictions under the common rule in Chesterfield are normally done by the law enforcement representatives.
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 Chesterfield property.
In case after 24 hours, the travellers still haven't left the property in Bolsover, Clay Cross, or Chesterfield, then the agents from Denbigh Franks will use tools and police, if needed, to evict travellers.
Common law has many advantageous points in Derbyshire.
The largest benefit is the speed at which the eviction in Chesterfield can be done.
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 Chesterfield and lessen the chance for fly-tipping.
The other choice for local authorities and landowners in Derbyshire is to get a writ of possession.
The first thing when evicting a traveller in Chesterfield using a writ of possession is to acquire an order of possession.
The order of possession is filed against "unknown persons" when squatters and travellers in Chesterfield, Bolsover, or Clay Cross are the subject.
Once the order for possession has been conferred in Chesterfield, the claimant can then transfer it to the High Court and then enforced by the HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer) from Denbigh Franks.
One of the reasons why the use of writ of possession is beneficial to Derbyshire land owners is because no notice would be issued to the travellers encroaching on the claimant's land, also, it is up to the Denbigh Franks HCEO to give a notice or take the travellers by surprise.
This is especially beneficial when dealing with travellers in Chesterfield as the surprise element deducts any opportunity for property damage, steal from the property, or when resistance is expected to eviction in Derbyshire.
While dealing with an eviction in Clay Cross, Bolsover, or Chesterfield, preventing such situations from happening is preferred always as it is very time consuming and a lot of money is required to follow the procedures accurately, so, there are many options available for the landowners and the authorities in Derbyshire to do in order to seek long term measures.
Fences or gates can be constructed around the property in Chesterfield along with signs that clearly state "No Trespassing" as this will prevent the travellers from trespassing.
In addition, trenches, earth bunds and embankments can also help in preventing unwanted visitors from entering your land in Chesterfield.
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