Apart from the housing crisis in the UK, in Southport there are limited authorized sites for travellers to camp on.
This lack of sufficient authorized sites in Southport cause travellers to camp in unauthorised grounds instead in Southport, Churchtown, or Banks, like parking lots and playing fields.
According to government records, in 2016 to 2017 the number of caravans setting up on authorized plots in Southport has been increased up to 17%.
And socially rented plots in Merseyside had only increased by 2% between the years 2010 and 2017.
Local authorities and landlords in Merseyside who want to take possession of their property and remove travellers have two available options in Southport, Churchtown, or Banks.
The first option is to evict them in Merseyside using the law.
Under common law, Southport landowners have the power to remove travellers from their property in Merseyside and are allowed to use force if required.
Evictions under common law in Southport are carried out by enforcement agents.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will send a notice to the travellers in which they have 24 hours to abandon the site in Southport.
At the expiration of the 24-hour ultimatum, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents have the right to make use of their equipment and the police to remove the travellers from the site in Churchtown, Southport, or Banks.
Using common law in Merseyside has numerous advantages.
The biggest is the speed at which the eviction in Southport takes place.
Eviction within 24 hours is seen in many cases under this law that ultimately reduce the chances of fly-tipping and it also means that the site in Southport will be less damaged.
Secondly, landowners and local authority in Merseyside should be ready to receive possession summons.
The first thing when evicting a traveller in Southport using a writ of possession is to acquire an order of possession.
This order is often kept secret from the travellers in Southport, Churchtown, or Banks and made out to an unknown.
The moment the property holder has been served with the notice of ownership in Southport, it is normally moved to High Court to be executed by a Denbigh Franks High Court officer.
The greatest advantage of using a writ of property and moving it to the Merseyside High Court is that notification does not have to be issued, depending on the situation; the Denbigh Franks HCEO may determine whether to do so.
To use the second option while dealing with Southport travellers is quite beneficial as chances of damage to property or steal from the property are much reduced due to the surprise factor which reduces the chances of resistance to the expected eviction in Merseyside.
A considerable amount of money and time are invested when trying to remove a traveller from a property in Southport, Churchtown, or Banks, and this is why it is always better to prevent it from happening at all, so to do so, there are certain things that Merseyside land owners and local authorities could do.
A great way of preventing unauthorised persons from entering your land in Southport is to put gates and fences around the property and having big bollards at entrances.
You may also want to position large bollards, installing trenches, embankments, and earth bunds to secure your Southport land from unwanted and illegal visitors.
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