Housing issues in the UK are not hidden from us and along with other problems, authorised sites for the travellers in Surrey is also the one.
A shortage of approved places in Surrey has culminated in a drastic increase in the number of travellers set up on illegal camps in Woking-Byfleet, Crawley, or Guildford such as car parks and playgrounds.
With the statistics made available by the government, it is evident that a 17% increase became rampant of Surrey travellers utilising unauthorised land.
And socially rented plots in Surrey had only increased by 2% between the years 2010 and 2017.
Usually, there are two options for the Surrey landowners or local authorities to recover the possession of land or evict nomads in Crawley, Woking-Byfleet, or Guildford.
One way is to use the common law in Surrey.
Common law states that landowners in Surrey have the jurisdiction to remove travellers from their piece of land in Surrey and they can use some reasonable force if necessary.
Agents of enforcement will usually conduct common law evictions in Surrey.
A notice is issued by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents to the travellers to vacate the unauthorized area in Surrey within a day.
If the traveller does not comply to this notice and leave the location in Woking-Byfleet, Guildford, or Crawley, the agents from Denbigh Franks will forcefully remove the traveller, with or without the help of the police.
Using the common law in Surrey offers tons of benefits.
The speed of the eviction process in Surrey is the biggest one.
The common law minimizes the risk of potential damage on the Surrey property since it is enforced within 24 hours, and this short time frame also limits the chances of fly tipping.
For landlords and local authorities in Surrey, the other choice is to seek an ownership note.
To get an 'order of possession' is the first step towards eviction in Surrey under possession writ.
When dealing with squatters and travellers in Guildford, Crawley, or Woking-Byfleet, the order of possession is served against "unknown person".
As soon as the order of possession is granted in Surrey, 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 main advantage of using a writ of possession and then moving it up to the Surrey 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 method is beneficial to landowners because the Surrey travellers or squatters are caught off guard and it minimizes the chances for resisting to vacate, stealing or destroying the property in Surrey.
You don't want to spend more money and time in the process of evicting travellers from your property in Guildford, Woking-Byfleet, or Crawley, so for land owners and local authorities in Surrey, there are options available to find long term measures.
These include erecting fences and gates on your piece of land in Surrey, putting bollards on your property entrance is among the best ways of preventing access to your land by unauthorised persons.
On top of that, embankments, earth bunds and trenches are also great methods of protecting a site in Surrey from unauthorised individuals.
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