There is also a lack of approved places in Oxford for travellers to set up during the housing crisis in the UK.
A shortage of approved places in Oxford has culminated in a drastic increase in the number of travellers set up on illegal camps in Oxford, Banbury, or Abingdon-on-Thames such as car parks and playgrounds.
According to statistics from the government, from 2016 to 2017 there was a 17 percent increase in the number of travellers on unauthorized areas in Oxford that are not owned by travellers.
But between 2010 and 2017, there was only a 2% rise in socially rented plots in Oxfordshire.
Usually, there are two options for the Oxfordshire landowners or local authorities to recover the possession of land or evict nomads in Banbury, Oxford, or Abingdon-on-Thames.
The first alternative is to evict travellers in Oxfordshire by making use of common law.
Under this Law, Oxford landowners have the right to evict the travellers out of their Oxfordshire place and are also allowed to use adequate force, if needed.
Common law evictions in Oxford are usually carried out by law enforcement officers.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement agents must issue a 24-hour notice to vacate the location in Oxford to the passengers.
Assuming the travellers have not vacated the site in Banbury, Abingdon-on-Thames, or Oxford 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 common rule on eviction in Oxfordshire comes with a number of benefits.
The speed of eviction in Oxford is the most important advantage here.
Normally, the eviction under the common law can be carried out within 24hrs, so there is no time for travellers to cause the damage to the land or property in Oxford and lessen the chance for fly-tipping.
Oxfordshire land owners and local authorities can also obtain a writ of possession if you don't want to use the common law.
When obtaining a writ of possession, you must initially get an order of possession for eviction in Oxford.
The possession order is made against unknown persons while dealing with travellers and squatters in Banbury, Abingdon-on-Thames, or Oxford.
As soon as you have been awarded the possession order in Oxford, you are required to present it to the High Court so that the order can be carried out by Denbigh Franks's High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
To transfer the order to High Court in Oxfordshire has a major benefit that you don't have to serve the notice however, HCEO from Denbigh Franks will decide by analysing the current scenario.
This procedure is beneficial when dealing with travellers in Oxford as it will prevent damage to property, resistance to eviction, or looting the property due to the factor of unexpectedness in Oxfordshire.
There are several things local authorities and landowners in Oxfordshire can do to stop these situations from arising, as prevention is always better when dealing with an eviction in Oxford, Banbury, or Abingdon-on-Thames and the potential time and money involved.
The best way to stop the unauthorized persons from entering land in Oxford is to put fences and gates around the land and you can also prevent unauthorized access by installing large bollards at entrances.
Additionally, earth bunds, embankments and trenches can also be built to act as obstacles to entering the land in Oxford unauthorized.
Based in Oxford, working nationwide
Find Out More
If you would like to find out more about the bespoke security services we provide here at Denbigh Franks, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. We look forward to answering any questions you may have.