With the continuing housing crisis in the UK there is also a shortage of authorized sites in Leicester for travellers to set up on.
The limited number of approved sites has enhanced the number of visitors in Leicester staying in unlicensed settings in Beaumont Leys, Aylestone, or Clarendon Park like car parks and playing fields.
According to statistical records, from 2016-2017, the number of caravans in Leicester on illegal grounds and lands which do not belong to travellers has increased by 17%.
In contrast, between 2010 and 2017, there was just a 2% increase in lands in Leicestershire rented socially.
In order to evict the travellers and get the possession of land back in Beaumont Leys, Clarendon Park, or Aylestone, landowners and local authorities in Leicestershire have 2 options.
First of all, you can vacate them using the common law in Leicestershire.
The common law grants land owners in Leicester the right to remove travellers from their Leicestershire property and the right to do this with reasonable force when necessary.
Evictions under common law in Leicester 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 Leicester site.
If travellers don't vacate the place in Beaumont Leys, Aylestone, or Clarendon Park within the given time, then agents from Denbigh Franks will go back with the equipment and police if needed, to remove the travellers from the land.
There are many advantages for using a common law eviction in Leicestershire.
Out of all the benefits of using common law, the biggest one is that the process in Leicester gets speed up.
Mostly, the general eviction law is carried out within 24 hours and this implies that there will be very few damages to land or property in Leicester and reduced chances for trash damping.
The second option for Leicestershire landowners and local authorities is to obtain a writ of possession.
When obtaining a writ of possession, you must initially get an order of possession for eviction in Leicester.
The warrant of ownership is rendered against'' persons unknown'' in interacting with travellers and squatters in Aylestone, Beaumont Leys, or Clarendon Park.
As soon as the order of possession is granted in Leicester, it can be transferred up to the High Court by the petitioner where the Denbigh Franks HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer) then enforces it.
The most significant benefit to using a writ of possessions in Leicestershire is that it does not require given notice, as the HCEO from Denbigh Franks will determine whether to do so.
Another advantage of using this course of action is that it catches Leicester travellers by surprise, thus reducing the likelihood of them resisting, or trying to damage the property as an act of protest in Leicestershire.
A considerable amount of money and time are invested when trying to remove a traveller from a property in Aylestone, Clarendon Park, or Beaumont Leys, and this is why it is always better to prevent it from happening at all, so to do so, there are certain things that Leicestershire land owners and local authorities could do.
The best way to stop the unauthorized persons from entering land in Leicester is to put fences and gates around the land and you can also prevent unauthorized access by installing large bollards at entrances.
You may also want to position large bollards, installing trenches, embankments, and earth bunds to secure your Leicester land from unwanted and illegal visitors.
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