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 Greenwich for campers.
As a result, an increasing number of travellers in Greenwich are setting up unauthorized encampments such as playing fields and car parks in Maze Hill, Deptford, or Greenwich.
According to governments statistics, it has been reported that the caravan parked on unauthorised spaces in Greenwich increased up to 17% between 2016 to 2017.
And the number of socially rented plots in Greater London has dramatically reduced from 2010 to 2017.
As a landowner in Greater London, you can choose from two options to repossess your land and evict travellers in Maze Hill, Deptford, or Greenwich.
The first option is to evict travellers using common law in Greater London.
Standard law says that Greenwich property owners have the authority to evict tourists from their land in Greater London and may be require to use a certain degree of force if need be.
Evictions of travellers under common law in Greenwich are often carried out by enforcement agents.
The travellers are usually given the 24 hours to vacate the site in Greenwich by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
If the site in Deptford, Greenwich, or Maze Hill is not vacated after the 24-hour period, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will return to remove any remaining travellers with the equipment, and possibly police if necessary.
There are many advantages for using a common law eviction in Greater London.
The greatest advantage is the speed at which the Greenwich eviction can take place.
A removal under common law can be executed within 24 hours in many cases; this means there is a shorter time for damage to the property or land in Greenwich and reduce the chances for fly-tipping.
The second option is to Obtain a Write of Possession for local authorities and land owners in Greater London.
Under the writ of possession, the first step in Greenwich is to obtain an order of possession.
When dealing with squatters and travellers in Maze Hill, Greenwich, or Deptford, the order of possession is served against "unknown person".
As soon as you have been awarded the possession order in Greenwich, you are required to present it to the High Court so that the order can be carried out by Denbigh Franks's High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
When moving a writ of possessions to the High Court in Greater London, it is advantageous that the HCEO from Denbigh Franks can plan on if notice will have to be served or not.
This procedure is beneficial when dealing with travellers in Greenwich as it will prevent damage to property, resistance to eviction, or looting the property due to the factor of unexpectedness in Greater London.
Avoiding the occurrence of these types of situations in the first instance is always better than dealing with eviction in Deptford, Greenwich, or Maze Hill and the possible money, time and effort involved, so there are many things local authorities and property owners in Greater London can do to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
Having fencing and gates around the field and having large bollards at thresholds is a perfect way to stop unwanted people from entering the property in Greenwich.
Another great way to secure an area of land from travellers in Greenwich is to put embankments, earth bunds and trenches.
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