Due to the housing critical situation in the UK, there has been an increase in the number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Dartford.
Due to this, the increased numbers of caravans packed on unauthorized land in Dartford such as playing fields, and car parks has been observed in Darenth, Bean, or Clement Street.
According to some government statistics, between 2016 and 2017, there was 17% increase in the number of caravans set up by travellers in Dartford on unauthorized plots of lands across the country.
Whereas only 2% increase in socially rented plots in Kent was observed during the time frame of 2010 and 2017.
There exist two options for property owners and local authority in Kent in case they want to eject tourists and regain their land ownership in Clement Street, Bean, or Darenth.
Using common law to evict travellers in Kent is the first option.
It implies that landowners in Dartford reserve the right to remove travellers from their lands in Kent, and using some reasonable force if need be.
Enforce agents are on the ground to assist you in Dartford with this type of eviction.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement officers will serve a notice that gives the travellers 1 day to leave the Dartford site.
If the traveller does not comply to this notice and leave the location in Bean, Darenth, or Clement Street, the agents from Denbigh Franks will forcefully remove the traveller, with or without the help of the police.
There are numerous advantages of applying the common law in eviction in Kent.
One of which is the speedy removal of the Dartford traveller from the premises.
The best thing about common law is that it enables you to remove the travellers within 24 hours which protects your Dartford property from all types of damages by allowing you to evict the travellers within 24 hours, and it also reduces the opportunity for fly tipping.
The second option for Kent landowners and local authorities is to obtain a writ of possession.
Foremost, while removing a tourist using ownership writ in Dartford, you may be required to get a possession notice.
The order of possession is made against unknown persons when you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Bean, Darenth, or Clement Street.
After the order of possession has been granted in Dartford, the petitioner can request to transfer it to the High Court to let the order enforced by the Denbigh Franks High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
One of the reasons why the use of writ of possession is beneficial to Kent 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.
To use the second option while dealing with Dartford 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 Kent.
If you can prevent situations like this from happening, that is preferable than dealing with evictions in Darenth, Bean, or Clement Street, as doing such will not only take your time but it will cost you a lot as well, and you and the authorities in Kent should consider these factors and prevent unwanted situations from happening.
Illegal visitors can be stopped from gaining access to the lands in Dartford by installing gates and fences to barricade the land and installing prominent bollards at entry points.
Additionally, earth bunds, embankments and trenches can also be built to act as obstacles to entering the land in Dartford unauthorized.
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