In addition to the ongoing housing crisis in the UK, the number of accredited sites in Rochdale for travellers to settle on are also limited.
This shortage in Rochdale has led to a dramatic increase in the numbers of travellers setting up unauthorised campsites in Portsmouth, Rochdale, or Buckley such as playing fields and car parks.
Moreover, government data illustrates that there has been a 17% increase in the number of caravans on unapproved places in Rochdale.
But between 2010 and 2017, there was only a 2% rise in socially rented plots in Greater Manchester.
There exist two options for property owners and local authority in Greater Manchester in case they want to eject tourists and regain their land ownership in Rochdale, Portsmouth, or Buckley.
Using common law to evict travellers in Greater Manchester is the first option.
When using common law, the landowner in Rochdale has the right to start the eviction process in Greater Manchester and reasonable force can be applied where necessary.
Evictions of travellers under common law in Rochdale are often carried out by enforcement agents.
The notice of 24hrs is given to the travellers to vacate the place in Rochdale and the notice is served by the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
If the site in Portsmouth, Rochdale, or Buckley is not vacated after the 24-hour period, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will return to remove any remaining travellers with the equipment, and possibly police if necessary.
Common law eviction has several advantages in Greater Manchester.
The main one being the speedy manner a tourist is evicted in Rochdale.
A removal under common law can be executed within 24 hours in many cases; this means there is a shorter time for damage to the property or land in Rochdale and reduce the chances for fly-tipping.
The other option for Greater Manchester local authorities and landowners is to obtain a writ of possession.
In this process, you'd have to get the order of possession in Rochdale to evict the travellers under writ of possession.
The warrant of ownership is rendered against'' persons unknown'' in interacting with travellers and squatters in Portsmouth, Rochdale, or Buckley.
As soon as the order of possession is granted in Rochdale, it can be transferred up to the High Court by the petitioner where the Denbigh Franks HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer) then enforces it.
The major benefit of utilising an ownership writ and later transferring it to Greater Manchester High Court includes an order being considered unnecessary, but, Denbigh Franks High Court enforcement personnel may choose if to serve an order or not depending on the existing circumstances.
This technique is advantageous to property owners considering that the squatters or travellers in Rochdale are found off balance and it reduces their chances of resisting evacuation, damaging property or thieving in Greater Manchester.
There are several things local authorities and landowners in Greater Manchester can do to stop these situations from arising, as prevention is always better when dealing with an eviction in Portsmouth, Rochdale, or Buckley and the potential time and money involved.
In order to stop the unauthorized persons from entering your land in Rochdale, fences and gates on the premises and bollards at entrances are very good options.
In addition, you can dig trenches, build embankments or plant earth buds which can also play an important role in safeguarding your Rochdale land from unauthorised travellers.
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