Not only do we have a housing crisis in the UK, but also limited authorised locations in Rayleigh where travellers can put up campsites.
As a result, an increasing number of travellers in Rayleigh are setting up unauthorized encampments such as playing fields and car parks in Canvey Island, Benfleet, or Wickford.
According to the Government's statistics, the number of caravans in Rayleigh on unauthorized plots has increased by 17% from 2016-17.
While between 2010 and 2017 there was an increase of 2 percent in plots that are socially rented in Essex.
There are two ways to remove travellers from unauthorized grounds in Benfleet, Canvey Island, or Wickford if you are a land owner or local government in Essex.
The first option is to use common law in Essex to evict them.
Common law states that landowners in Rayleigh have the jurisdiction to remove travellers from their piece of land in Essex and they can use some reasonable force if necessary.
This eviction of travellers in Rayleigh is often done by enforcements agents.
The travellers are served with an eviction notice by enforcement agents from Denbigh Franks, giving them a duration of 24 hours to move out of the site in Rayleigh.
In case after 24 hours, the travellers still haven't left the property in Canvey Island, Wickford, or Benfleet, then the agents from Denbigh Franks will use tools and police, if needed, to evict travellers.
Using the common law in Essex offers tons of benefits.
One of which is the speedy removal of the Rayleigh traveller from the premises.
In many situations, a common law eviction will take place within 24 hours, which ensures that there is less opportunity to cause damage to the land or property in Rayleigh and reduces the possibility of flipping the fly.
Essex 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 Rayleigh.
When you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Benfleet, Wickford, or Canvey Island, you should make the order of ownership against "persons unknown".
When the order of possession arrives in Rayleigh, it is taken to the High Court in order to be implemented by the high court enforcement officer from Denbigh Franks.
The main advantage of using a writ of possession and then moving it up to the Essex 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.
This procedure is beneficial when dealing with travellers in Rayleigh as it will prevent damage to property, resistance to eviction, or looting the property due to the factor of unexpectedness in Essex.
A considerable amount of money and time are invested when trying to remove a traveller from a property in Benfleet, Canvey Island, or Wickford, and this is why it is always better to prevent it from happening at all, so to do so, there are certain things that Essex land owners and local authorities could do.
In order to stop the unauthorized persons from entering your land in Rayleigh, fences and gates on the premises and bollards at entrances are very good options.
Another great way of securing an area of land in Rayleigh from unauthorized persons is to use embankments, trenches, and earth bunds.
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