Not only do we have a housing crisis in the UK, but also limited authorised locations in Exeter where travellers can put up campsites.
The limited number of accredited sites in Exeter has resulted in an exponential rise in the population of travellers camping on illegal grounds such as playing fields and car parks in Luton, Crawley, or Exeter.
With the statistics made available by the government, it is evident that a 17% increase became rampant of Exeter travellers utilising unauthorised land.
But between 2010 and 2017, there was only a 2% rise in socially rented plots in Devon.
There exist two options for property owners and local authority in Devon in case they want to eject tourists and regain their land ownership in Exeter, Luton, or Crawley.
The first way is using the common law to remove travellers in Devon.
Common law states that landowners in Exeter have the jurisdiction to remove travellers from their piece of land in Devon and they can use some reasonable force if necessary.
Common law evictions in Exeter are usually carried out by law enforcement officers.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement officers will serve a notice that gives the travellers 1 day to leave the Exeter site.
If they refuse to vacate the property in Luton, Exeter, or Crawley 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 many advantages for using a common law eviction in Devon.
For a start, the Exeter eviction will be done swiftly without delay.
With a common law eviction, travellers can be removed from the property in Exeter in a period of 24 hours which results in less destruction of property and fly-tipping.
The other alternative landlords and local government in Devon have is to get a writ of possession.
Under a writ of possession, the first step is to get an order of ownership in Exeter.
The order of possession is made against unknown persons when you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Luton, Crawley, or Exeter.
Once you are awarded the order for possession in Exeter, 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 major benefit of utilising an ownership writ and later transferring it to Devon High Court includes an order being considered unnecessary, but, Denbigh Franks High Court enforcement personnel may choose if to serve an order or not depending on the existing circumstances.
This method is beneficial to landowners because the Exeter travellers or squatters are caught off guard and it minimizes the chances for resisting to vacate, stealing or destroying the property in Devon.
It is recommended to prevent such kinds of scenarios from occurring since a lot of time and money is wasted when evicting a traveller from your land in Exeter, Luton, or Crawley, and there are several things that the local authorities and landowners in Devon can do to avoid such circumstances from happening.
One thing that can be done is to put fences or more one can have large billboards installed at the entrances, and both are great ways of stopping any unauthorised person from entering the premises in Exeter.
Also, earth bunds, trenches and embankments may also assist in safeguarding land in Exeter against intruders.
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