There is also a lack of approved places in Halifax for travellers to set up during the housing crisis in the UK.
Because of this factor, an increase in the number of travellers in Halifax is observed setting up on unauthorized campsites in Hipperholme, Brighouse, or Northowram which include car parks as well as playing grounds.
Moreover, government data illustrates that there has been a 17% increase in the number of caravans on unapproved places in Halifax.
While socially rented plots in West Yorkshire only witnessed a 2% increase between the year 2010 and 2017.
Municipalities and landowners in West Yorkshire can evict and recover possession of their land in Hipperholme, Brighouse, or Northowram in two ways.
Foremost, you will need to apply the general law in order to evict West Yorkshire travellers.
Under common law, landowners in Halifax are allowed to evict travellers from their West Yorkshire land and use reasonable force if necessary.
Evictions under common law in Halifax are carried out by enforcement agents.
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 Halifax site.
If a traveller fails to leave the site in Hipperholme, Northowram, or Brighouse after 24 hours, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will come back with their equipment and probably with police if need be to forcefully evict any traveller still present.
There are numerous advantages of applying the common law in eviction in West Yorkshire.
The main one being the speedy manner a tourist is evicted in Halifax.
In most instances, the travellers are evicted within 24 hours, which as a result reduces chances of damage to the property in Halifax and tackles fly-tipping.
The second available option for the West Yorkshire landowners and the local authorities is to get possession writ.
Under a writ of possession, the first step is to get an order of ownership in Halifax.
An order of possession is typically given to a "Persons Unknown" when talking about travellers or squatters in Brighouse, Northowram, or Hipperholme.
As soon as the order of possession is granted in Halifax, it can be transferred up to the High Court by the petitioner where the Denbigh Franks HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer) then enforces it.
To transfer the order to High Court in West Yorkshire has a major benefit that you don't have to serve the notice however, HCEO from Denbigh Franks will decide by analysing the current scenario.
This is helpful especially when dealing with the travellers in Halifax as the element of surprise prevents the risk of damaging and stealing from the property or forming a resistance to eviction in West Yorkshire.
If you can prevent situations like this from happening, that is preferable than dealing with evictions in Brighouse, Northowram, or Hipperholme, as doing such will not only take your time but it will cost you a lot as well, and you and the authorities in West Yorkshire should consider these factors and prevent unwanted situations from happening.
Fences or gates can be constructed around the property in Halifax along with signs that clearly state "No Trespassing" as this will prevent the travellers from trespassing.
In comparison, embankments, soil bunds and pits are also a perfect way to secure a land area in Halifax from unwanted visitors.
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