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 Enfield for campers.
Because of this factor, an increase in the number of travellers in Enfield is observed setting up on unauthorized campsites in Wormley, Crews Hill, or Hoddesdon which include car parks as well as playing grounds.
According to the Government's statistics, the number of caravans in Enfield on unauthorized plots has increased by 17% from 2016-17.
And socially rented plots in Greater London had only increased by 2% between the years 2010 and 2017.
In order to evict the travellers and get the possession of land back in Wormley, Crews Hill, or Hoddesdon, landowners and local authorities in Greater London have 2 options.
The first option is to use common law in Greater London to evict them.
The common law gives Enfield landholders the legitimate right to eject travellers from their Greater London property and can use reasonable force if any is needed.
Enforcement agents typically perform evictions in Enfield using 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 Enfield site.
If they refuse to vacate the property in Hoddesdon, Wormley, or Crews Hill after 24 hours, then the Denbigh Franks agent will return with their equipment and possibly with police if required, to evict the travellers that refuse to move out.
There are numerous advantages of applying the common law in eviction in Greater London.
Included in this is the speed the eviction in Enfield may be conducted.
In most cases, common law eviction is undertaken within a 24-hour period and this means that less damage is done to the property or land in Enfield and there are little chances for dumping trash.
The second option for Greater London landowners and local authorities is to obtain a writ of possession.
Under a writ of possession, the first eviction step in Enfield is to obtain a possession order.
The possession order is usually made against "Persons Unknown" when referring to either squatters or travellers in Wormley, Crews Hill, or Hoddesdon.
When the order of possession has been awarded in Enfield, then the applicant may transfer it to the High Court and then be executed by a Denbigh Franks High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
The main advantage of using a writ of possession and then moving it up to the Greater London 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.
This technique is advantageous to property owners considering that the squatters or travellers in Enfield are found off balance and it reduces their chances of resisting evacuation, damaging property or thieving in Greater London.
While dealing with an eviction in Wormley, Crews Hill, or Hoddesdon, 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 Greater London to do in order to seek long term measures.
A great way of preventing unauthorised persons from entering your land in Enfield is to put gates and fences around the property and having big bollards at entrances.
Another great way of securing an area of land in Enfield from unauthorized persons is to use embankments, trenches, and earth bunds.
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