Due to the housing critical situation in the UK, there has been an increase in the number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Hertfordshire.
The limited number of approved sites has enhanced the number of visitors in Hertfordshire staying in unlicensed settings in Saint, Watford, or Albans like car parks and playing fields.
Moreover, government data illustrates that there has been a 17% increase in the number of caravans on unapproved places in Hertfordshire.
From 2010 to 2017, there was only a 2% increment in socially leased areas in Hertfordshire.
Municipalities and landowners in Hertfordshire can evict and recover possession of their land in Saint, Albans, or Watford in two ways.
The first is Eviction in Hertfordshire using Common Law.
Common law states that landowners in Hertfordshire have the jurisdiction to remove travellers from their piece of land in Hertfordshire and they can use some reasonable force if necessary.
Evictions under the common law in Hertfordshire are normally done by enforcement officers.
The travellers are usually given a notice to vacate a place in Hertfordshire within 24 hours by the agents from Denbigh Franks.
At the expiration of the 24-hour ultimatum, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents have the right to make use of their equipment and the police to remove the travellers from the site in Albans, Watford, or Saint.
The common law eviction in Hertfordshire can save you from a lot of problems.
The benefits of eviction of travellers in Hertfordshire using common law include the speed of the operation.
In most instances, the travellers are evicted within 24 hours, which as a result reduces chances of damage to the property in Hertfordshire and tackles fly-tipping.
The second option is to Obtain a Write of Possession for local authorities and land owners in Hertfordshire.
Getting a possession order is the first step when an eviction in Hertfordshire is to be done with a writ of possession.
This order is often kept secret from the travellers in Watford, Albans, or Saint and made out to an unknown.
As soon as you have been awarded the possession order in Hertfordshire, 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).
The main benefit of making use of a writ of possession in Hertfordshire and forwarding it to the High Court is that there is no need for a notice to be given, the Denbigh Franks HCEO undertakes that decision and he will determine if it is needed based on the situation.
Another advantage of using this course of action is that it catches Hertfordshire travellers by surprise, thus reducing the likelihood of them resisting, or trying to damage the property as an act of protest in Hertfordshire.
It is advisable to prevent this type of situations whereby you have to carry out evictions in Saint, Albans, or Watford that may consume your time and money, and there are various ways that local governments and property owners in Hertfordshire can do to bar travellers from camping on their property.
Fences or gates can be constructed around the property in Hertfordshire along with signs that clearly state "No Trespassing" as this will prevent the travellers from trespassing.
Embankments, earth bunds and trenches can also be used to secure the land in Hertfordshire from unwanted visitors.
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