With the continuing housing crisis in the UK there is also a shortage of authorized sites in Paignton for travellers to set up on.
There is a shortage of approved sites in Paignton for travellers to establish themselves and this resulted in a rise in the numbers of travellers setting up on unapproved sites in Brixham, Marldon, or Torquay like cark parks and playing areas.
Looking at the government figures, between 2016 and 2017, a 17% increment in the total number of Paignton travellers on unlicensed sections not managed by travellers was realised.
For plots of land in Devon that are socially rented, there was only a 2% increase seen between 2010 and 2017.
If the local authorities or land owners in Devon want to regain possession of their properties in Brixham, Torquay, or Marldon, they need to evict travellers, which, they have two options.
The first option is to use the common law for their eviction in Devon.
Under common law, Paignton landowners have the power to remove travellers from their property in Devon and are allowed to use force if required.
They usually take help from the enforcement agents to carry out eviction in Paignton under common law.
Enforcement Agents from Denbigh Franks usually give a notice that allows the travellers 24 hours to leave the Paignton property.
If the traveller remains on the property in Brixham, Torquay, or Marldon at the expiration of the 24 hours, the Denbigh Franks agents are permitted by the law to remove them, using the police force if necessary.
Common law has many advantageous points in Devon.
Included in this is the speed the eviction in Paignton may be conducted.
In most cases, it takes less than 24 hours to carry out the eviction in Paignton, so, the traveller has less time to damage your property or the land as well as reduce the chances of illegal dumping of wastes on the property.
Another choice is land owners and local authorities in Devon obtaining a writ of possession.
To take advantage of this provision in Paignton, you are required to first obtain an order of possession.
When dealing with squatters and travellers in Brixham, Marldon, or Torquay, the order of possession is served against "unknown person".
After the order of possession has been granted in Paignton, 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).
For this reason, employing a writ of possession to evict travellers in Devon is preferred over other methods, and when doing so, the Denbigh Franks enforcement officer decides whether or not to issue a notice according to the situation at hand.
This is especially beneficial when dealing with travellers in Paignton as the surprise element deducts any opportunity for property damage, steal from the property, or when resistance is expected to eviction in Devon.
It is usually better to take preventive measures to avoid the occurrence of these incidents when handling an eviction in Torquay, Brixham, or Marldon and the possible money and time that may be wasted so there are a few things that can be done by local authorities and land owners in Devon to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
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 Paignton.
In addition, you can dig trenches, build embankments or plant earth buds which can also play an important role in safeguarding your Paignton land from unauthorised travellers.
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