In Telford, there's a shortage of authorised sites for travellers because of the housing crisis in the UK.
The low number of authorized sites in Telford has resulted in a high number of travellers camping in unauthorized places such as playing fields and car parks in Market Drayton, Telford, or Shifnal.
Statistics from the Government show that the caravan numbers on unauthorized parcels and land in Telford that doesn't belong to travellers has increased by 17 percent from 2016-2017.
Between 2010 and 2017 there was just a two percent rise in socially rented places in Shropshire.
When it comes to regaining possession of land and evicting travellers in Telford, Shifnal, or Market Drayton, the Shropshire land owners and local authorities can use two options.
Foremost, you will need to apply the general law in order to evict Shropshire travellers.
When using common law, the landowner in Telford has the right to start the eviction process in Shropshire and reasonable force can be applied where necessary.
Usually, the process of common law evictions in Telford is carried out by the enforcement agents.
A notice is issued by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents to the travellers to vacate the unauthorized area in Telford within a day.
Assuming the travellers have not vacated the site in Market Drayton, Shifnal, or Telford within the specified period, Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will come back with equipment and possibly the police if need be, to evict any traveller still camping on the land.
To use common law eviction in Shropshire has many benefits.
Use of common law has various benefits including time taken to achieve eviction in Telford.
In most cases, an eviction using common law can be done in 24 hours, which means they have little or no time to cause damages to the property or land in Telford and the risk of fly-tipping is reduced.
The second available option for the Shropshire landowners and the local authorities is to get possession writ.
To get an 'order of possession' is the first step towards eviction in Telford under possession writ.
An order of possession is typically given to a "Persons Unknown" when talking about travellers or squatters in Shifnal, Telford, or Market Drayton.
Once the possession order has been served in Telford to the High Court the claimant can then transfer it to be enforced by a Denbigh Franks (HCEO) High Court Enforcement Officer.
The major benefit of utilising an ownership writ and later transferring it to Shropshire 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 is especially beneficial when dealing with travellers in Telford as the surprise element deducts any opportunity for property damage, steal from the property, or when resistance is expected to eviction in Shropshire.
You don't want to spend more money and time in the process of evicting travellers from your property in Shifnal, Telford, or Market Drayton, so for land owners and local authorities in Shropshire, there are options available to find long term measures.
For instance, you can put fences and gates around your property, and you can equally erect a big billboard to warn off potential trespassers from gaining access to your property as unwanted visitors can't bypass these structures to gain unauthorized access to your property in Telford.
You may also want to position large bollards, installing trenches, embankments, and earth bunds to secure your Telford land from unwanted and illegal visitors.
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