Due to the housing critical situation in the UK, there has been an increase in the number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Oldham.
The low number of authorized sites in Oldham has resulted in a high number of travellers camping in unauthorized places such as playing fields and car parks in Taunton, Oldham, or Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Looking at the government figures, between 2016 and 2017, a 17% increment in the total number of Oldham travellers on unlicensed sections not managed by travellers was realised.
But between 2010 and 2017, there was only a 2% rise in socially rented plots in Greater Manchester.
Local authorities and landowners in Greater Manchester that are looking to regain the possession of their land and evict travellers in Oldham, Taunton, or Ashton-Under-Lyne have two options.
You can take advantage of the common law to evict them in Greater Manchester.
When using common law, the landowner in Oldham has the right to start the eviction process in Greater Manchester and reasonable force can be applied where necessary.
Usually, the process of common law evictions in Oldham is carried out by the enforcement agents.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement agents notify the traveller to leave the site in Oldham within a deadline of 24 hours.
In case a traveller declines to vacate the premise in Taunton, Oldham, or Ashton-Under-Lyne within the agreed time of 24 hours, Denbigh Franks enforcers may return with their tools and possibly accompanied by police if necessary to evict the available traveller forcefully.
To use common law eviction in Greater Manchester has many benefits.
The greatest benefit is the speed of the Oldham eviction.
Usually, the eviction takes place within 24 hours, and thus, any damage to the property in Oldham is less than what it would have been in a longer period of time.
The second option for local authorities and landowners in Greater Manchester is to get a writ of possession.
Getting an order of possession is the first step to evicting in Oldham under a writ of possession.
The warrant of ownership is rendered against'' persons unknown'' in interacting with travellers and squatters in Oldham, Taunton, or Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Once the landowner in Oldham has received the order of possession, it is then transferred to the High Court where a Denbigh Franks enforcement officer from the High Court will implement it.
The main advantage of using a writ of possession and then moving it up to the Greater Manchester High Court is that a notice need not to be given, however, the Denbigh Franks enforcement officer from the High Court may decide whether to give notice or not.
Another advantage of using this course of action is that it catches Oldham travellers by surprise, thus reducing the likelihood of them resisting, or trying to damage the property as an act of protest in Greater Manchester.
While dealing with an eviction in Taunton, Ashton-Under-Lyne, or Oldham, preventing such situations from happening is preferred always as it is very time consuming and a lot of money is required to follow the procedures accurately, so, there are many options available for the landowners and the authorities in Greater Manchester to do in order to seek long term measures.
Having fencing and gates around the field and having large bollards at thresholds is a perfect way to stop unwanted people from entering the property in Oldham.
Another great way of securing an area of land in Oldham from unauthorized persons is to use embankments, trenches, and earth bunds.
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