Aside from crisis of housing around the UK, travellers have only a few certified sites in Dorset to depend on.
The low number of authorized sites in Dorset has resulted in a high number of travellers camping in unauthorized places such as playing fields and car parks in Ferndown, Weymouth, or Dorchester.
According to government records, in 2016 to 2017 the number of caravans setting up on authorized plots in Dorset has been increased up to 17%.
Between 2010 and 2017 there was just a two percent rise in socially rented places in Dorset.
If the local authorities or land owners in Dorset want to regain possession of their properties in Dorchester, Weymouth, or Ferndown, they need to evict travellers, which, they have two options.
One way is to use the common law in Dorset.
It implies that landowners in Dorset reserve the right to remove travellers from their lands in Dorset, and using some reasonable force if need be.
They usually take help from the enforcement agents to carry out eviction in Dorset under common law.
Also, such evictions are carried out by enforcement agents from Denbigh Franks who would issue a 24-hour ultimatum to those travellers directing them to vacate the Dorset site.
If after the 24-hour notice the site in Dorchester, Ferndown, or Weymouth 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.
Using the common law in Dorset offers tons of benefits.
Included in this is the speed the eviction in Dorset may be conducted.
The common law minimizes the risk of potential damage on the Dorset property since it is enforced within 24 hours, and this short time frame also limits the chances of fly tipping.
Secondly, the local governments and landowners in Dorset can opt to get a writ of possession.
Foremost, while removing a tourist using ownership writ in Dorset, you may be required to get a possession notice.
Order of possession is made out to persons unknown against the travellers or squatters in Weymouth, Ferndown, or Dorchester.
Once you are awarded the order for possession in Dorset, you can transfer it to the High Court, there, the High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) of Denbigh Franks has the prerogative to enforce the order.
The greatest advantage of using a writ of property and moving it to the Dorset 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.
This is helpful especially when dealing with the travellers in Dorset as the element of surprise prevents the risk of damaging and stealing from the property or forming a resistance to eviction in Dorset.
It is usually better to take preventive measures to avoid the occurrence of these incidents when handling an eviction in Weymouth, Dorchester, or Ferndown and the possible money and time that may be wasted so there are a few things that can be done by local authorities and land owners in Dorset to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
A great way of preventing unauthorised persons from entering your land in Dorset is to put gates and fences around the property and having big bollards at entrances.
Other preventive measures include securing your property in Dorset with embankment as well as trenches and earth bunds.
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