With the continuing housing crisis in the UK there is also a shortage of authorized sites in Newport for travellers to set up on.
This shortage of authorized sites in Newport has resulted into an increase in the amount of travellers setting up on unauthorized encampments in Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy, Pontypool/Pont-y-pwl, or Cwmbran/Cwmbrân in the likes of car parks as well as playing fields.
Statistics from the Government show that the caravan numbers on unauthorized parcels and land in Newport that doesn't belong to travellers has increased by 17 percent from 2016-2017.
That is to degrade government's efforts at ensuring socially rented plots in Gwent, which now grows at a meagre 2% between 2010 and 2017.
There are two alternatives for local authorities and landowners in Gwent if they wish to evict travellers and get back possession of the land in Pontypool/Pont-y-pwl, Cwmbran/Cwmbrân, or Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy.
The first option is to evict travellers using common law in Gwent.
The common law gives Newport landholders the legitimate right to eject travellers from their Gwent property and can use reasonable force if any is needed.
Enforcement agents undertake evictions in Newport under common law.
The notice of 24hrs is given to the travellers to vacate the place in Newport and the notice is served by the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
After the 24-hour deadline expires and the traveller has not vacated the site in Pontypool/Pont-y-pwl, Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy, or Cwmbran/Cwmbrân, then the Denbigh Franks enforcement agent will be back with equipment and if they feel the need police can also be called to remove the Travellers who are still at the sight.
There are numerous advantages of applying the common law in eviction in Gwent.
The benefits of eviction of travellers in Newport using common law include the speed of the operation.
Eviction within 24 hours is seen in many cases under this law that ultimately reduce the chances of fly-tipping and it also means that the site in Newport will be less damaged.
The second option for Gwent landowners and local authorities is to obtain a writ of possession.
The first thing when evicting a traveller in Newport using a writ of possession is to acquire an order of possession.
The warrant of ownership is rendered against'' persons unknown'' in interacting with travellers and squatters in Cwmbran/Cwmbrân, Pontypool/Pont-y-pwl, or Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy.
When the order of possession has been awarded in Newport, then the applicant may transfer it to the High Court and then be executed by a Denbigh Franks High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
The most significant benefit to using a writ of possessions in Gwent is that it does not require given notice, as the HCEO from Denbigh Franks will determine whether to do so.
This benefit is more pronounced with dealing with Newport travellers since it doesn't give them enough time to spring surprises or vandalize your property and it also comes in handy if you expect some degree of resistance in Gwent.
A considerable amount of money and time are invested when trying to remove a traveller from a property in Cwmbran/Cwmbrân, Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy, or Pontypool/Pont-y-pwl, and this is why it is always better to prevent it from happening at all, so to do so, there are certain things that Gwent land owners and local authorities could do.
Erecting fences and gates around the land and putting huge bollards at entrances are good ways of stopping unauthorized persons from accessing the property in Newport.
In comparison, embankments, soil bunds and pits are also a perfect way to secure a land area in Newport from unwanted visitors.
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