The travellers in Lewisham often face problems with finding the authorized sites in the UK because of UK's housing crisis.
The limited number of accredited sites in Lewisham has resulted in an exponential rise in the population of travellers camping on illegal grounds such as playing fields and car parks in Bell Green, Deptford, or Catford.
According to some government statistics, between 2016 and 2017, there was 17% increase in the number of caravans set up by travellers in Lewisham on unauthorized plots of lands across the country.
For plots of land in Greater London that are socially rented, there was only a 2% increase seen between 2010 and 2017.
Local authorities and landowners in Greater London have two options when they need to remove travellers and repossess their lands in Bell Green, Catford, or Deptford.
The first option is to use common law in Greater London to evict them.
Standard law says that Lewisham 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.
Agents of enforcement will usually conduct common law evictions in Lewisham.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement officers will serve a notice that gives the travellers 1 day to leave the Lewisham site.
Assuming the travellers have not vacated the site in Catford, Deptford, or Bell Green within the specified period, Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will come back with equipment and possibly the police if need be, to evict any traveller still camping on the land.
The use of common law eviction in Greater London comes with many benefits.
The largest benefit is the speed at which the eviction in Lewisham can be done.
In most cases, common law eviction is undertaken within a 24-hour period and this means that less damage is done to the property or land in Lewisham and there are little chances for dumping trash.
Local authorities and landowners in Greater London have a second alternative of getting a writ of possession.
When obtaining a writ of possession, you must initially get an order of possession for eviction in Lewisham.
Order of possession is made out to persons unknown against the travellers or squatters in Bell Green, Catford, or Deptford.
When the order of possession arrives in Lewisham, it is taken to the High Court in order to be implemented by the high court enforcement officer from Denbigh Franks.
One of the reasons why the use of writ of possession is beneficial to Greater London land owners is because no notice would be issued to the travellers encroaching on the claimant's land, also, it is up to the Denbigh Franks HCEO to give a notice or take the travellers by surprise.
Thus, you won't have to worry about travellers in Lewisham damaging your property or stealing from your property as you don't have any idea of how they would respond to the eviction in Greater London.
The first thing is to try to prevent such situations in the first place instead of dealing with an eviction process in Catford, Bell Green, or Deptford and wasting a lot of time and money on it, so, Greater London landowners can prevent rising this situation in many different ways.
Building gates and fences around the land and erecting a big billboard at the property entries are excellent measures to avoiding the entry of illegal or unapproved persons in your property in Lewisham.
Moreover, embankments, earth bunds, and trenches are a great way of keeping the security of land in Lewisham from uninvited visitors.
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