Amongst the housing crisis of the United Kingdom, travellers must face a shortage of authorized housing sites in Cumbria for having stay.
Due to this, the increased numbers of caravans packed on unauthorized land in Cumbria such as playing fields, and car parks has been observed in Kendal, Carlisle, or Barrow-in-Furness.
According to governments statistics, it has been reported that the caravan parked on unauthorised spaces in Cumbria increased up to 17% between 2016 to 2017.
In contrast, from 2010 to 2017, there has been a mere 2% rise in the number of socially leased land in Cumbria.
There are two ways to remove travellers from unauthorized grounds in Carlisle, Kendal, or Barrow-in-Furness if you are a land owner or local government in Cumbria.
Foremost, you will need to apply the general law in order to evict Cumbria travellers.
Under common law, Cumbria landowners have the power to remove travellers from their property in Cumbria and are allowed to use force if required.
Evictions under the common law in Cumbria are normally done by enforcement officers.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will send a notice to the travellers in which they have 24 hours to abandon the site in Cumbria.
If a traveller fails to leave the site in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, or Kendal after 24 hours, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will come back with their equipment and probably with police if need be to forcefully evict any traveller still present.
To use common law eviction in Cumbria has many benefits.
The speed of eviction in Cumbria is the most important advantage here.
In many situations, a common law eviction will take place within 24 hours, which ensures that there is less opportunity to cause damage to the land or property in Cumbria and reduces the possibility of flipping the fly.
The other choice for local authorities and landowners in Cumbria is to get a writ of possession.
In this process, you'd have to get the order of possession in Cumbria to evict the travellers under writ of possession.
The possession order is usually made against "Persons Unknown" when referring to either squatters or travellers in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, or Carlisle.
As soon as the order of possession is granted in Cumbria, it can be transferred up to the High Court by the petitioner where the Denbigh Franks HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer) then enforces it.
The main advantage of using a writ of possession and then moving it up to the Cumbria High Court is that a notice need not to be given, however, the Denbigh Franks enforcement officer from the High Court may decide whether to give notice or not.
It is more beneficial at the time of dealing with the travellers in Cumbria 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 Cumbria.
Preventing such situations from occurring in the first place is always preferable to dealing with an eviction in Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, or Kendal, and the potential time and money involved, so there are several things that Cumbria landowners and local authorities can do to prevent these situations from occurring.
Cumbria 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.
On top of that, embankments, earth bunds and trenches are also great methods of protecting a site in Cumbria from unauthorised individuals.
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