In addition to the ongoing housing crisis in the UK, the number of accredited sites in Sunderland for travellers to settle on are also limited.
Therefore, a number of travellers in Sunderland are using the unauthorized encampments in Peterlee, Cleadon, or Seaham like 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 Sunderland.
Also, for socially leased land in Tyne and Wear, there has been a meek 2% rise from 2010 - 2017.
Local authorities and landowners in Tyne and Wear that are looking to regain the possession of their land and evict travellers in Peterlee, Seaham, or Cleadon have two options.
You can take advantage of the common law to evict them in Tyne and Wear.
Under the common law, Sunderland landowners are allowed to use the authority if required and evict travellers from their land in Tyne and Wear rightfully and lawfully.
Common law evictions in Sunderland are usually carried out by law enforcement officers.
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 Sunderland.
If the 24-hour grace expires and the travellers remain on the property in Peterlee, Cleadon, or Seaham, Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will visit the property with the necessary equipment (including the police if required) to evict any traveller found on the land.
Using the common law in Tyne and Wear offers tons of benefits.
For a start, the Sunderland eviction will be done swiftly without delay.
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 Sunderland and reduce the chances for fly-tipping.
The second option for Tyne and Wear landowners and local authorities is to obtain a writ of possession.
The first step when evicting under writ of possession in Sunderland is obtaining an order of possession.
When you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Peterlee, Seaham, or Cleadon, you should make the order of ownership against "persons unknown".
Once the possession order has been issued in Sunderland, the plaintiff can then transfer it to the High Court for enforcement by a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) from Denbigh Franks.
One of the reasons why the use of writ of possession is beneficial to Tyne and Wear land owners is because no notice would be issued to the travellers encroaching on the claimant's land, also, it is up to the Denbigh Franks HCEO to give a notice or take the travellers by surprise.
It is more beneficial at the time of dealing with the travellers in Sunderland who refuse to move on from the land as it takes away the opportunity of damaging the property from them, they cannot steal or show any kind of resistance at the time of eviction in Tyne and Wear.
If you can prevent situations like this from happening, that is preferable than dealing with evictions in Cleadon, Peterlee, or Seaham, as doing such will not only take your time but it will cost you a lot as well, and you and the authorities in Tyne and Wear should consider these factors and prevent unwanted situations from happening.
It is important to take some actions, such as putting fences and gates over the Sunderland property and also, having big bollards at entrances is also a great alternative to prevent unapproved individuals from getting inside your property.
You may also want to position large bollards, installing trenches, embankments, and earth bunds to secure your Sunderland land from unwanted and illegal visitors.
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