It's quite unfortunate that UK residents must deal with a shortage of authorized sites for travellers in Northampton in addition to the housing crisis in the country.
As a result, an increasing number of travellers in Northampton are setting up unauthorized encampments such as playing fields and car parks in Wellingborough, Northampton, or Watford.
Looking at the government figures, between 2016 and 2017, a 17% increment in the total number of Northampton travellers on unlicensed sections not managed by travellers was realised.
From 2010 to 2017, there was only a 2% increment in socially leased areas in Northamptonshire.
There exist two options for property owners and local authority in Northamptonshire in case they want to eject tourists and regain their land ownership in Watford, Northampton, or Wellingborough.
The first option is to use common law in Northamptonshire to evict them.
Under common law, landowners in Northampton are allowed to evict travellers from their Northamptonshire land and use reasonable force if necessary.
Enforcement agencies often execute removal under common law in Northampton.
The notice of 24hrs is given to the travellers to vacate the place in Northampton and the notice is served by the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
If a traveller fails to leave the site in Watford, Northampton, or Wellingborough 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.
Using common law in Northamptonshire has numerous advantages.
Out of all the benefits of using common law, the biggest one is that the process in Northampton gets speed up.
In most instances, the travellers are evicted within 24 hours, which as a result reduces chances of damage to the property in Northampton and tackles fly-tipping.
Secondly, landowners and local authority in Northamptonshire should be ready to receive possession summons.
In this case, the first thing to do is to get an order of possession in Northampton.
When you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Northampton, Watford, or Wellingborough, you should make the order of ownership against "persons unknown".
After the order of possession has been granted in Northampton, the petitioner can request to transfer it to the High Court to let the order enforced by the Denbigh Franks High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
One of the biggest benefits you can enjoy from transferring a writ of possession in Northamptonshire to the High Court is that giving a notice is not mandatory and that decision is left to the Denbigh Franks HCEO exclusively.
The element of surprise is advantageous to the landowner because the Northampton traveller will not have time to cause damage to the property, steal from the owner or offer any resistance in Northamptonshire.
It is advisable to prevent this type of situations whereby you have to carry out evictions in Watford, Wellingborough, or Northampton that may consume your time and money, and there are various ways that local governments and property owners in Northamptonshire can do to bar travellers from camping on their property.
For instance, you can put fences and gates around your property, and you can equally erect a big billboard to warn off potential trespassers from gaining access to your property as unwanted visitors can't bypass these structures to gain unauthorized access to your property in Northampton.
On top of this, trenches, earth bunds, and embankments, are as well good methods of securing an area of land in Northampton from unauthorized visitors.
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