Not only do we have a housing crisis in the UK, but also limited authorised locations in Wandsworth where travellers can put up campsites.
Because of this factor, an increase in the number of travellers in Wandsworth is observed setting up on unauthorized campsites in Battersea, Balham, or Putney which include car parks as well as playing grounds.
According to governments statistics, it has been reported that the caravan parked on unauthorised spaces in Wandsworth increased up to 17% between 2016 to 2017.
That is to degrade government's efforts at ensuring socially rented plots in Greater London, which now grows at a meagre 2% between 2010 and 2017.
Greater London landowners and local authorities have two ways to reclaim land ownership and expel visitors in Putney, Battersea, or Balham.
One way is to use the common law in Greater London.
Under the common law, land owners in Wandsworth are within their rights to evict travellers from their Greater London land and permission to apply reasonable force if need be.
Enforcement agents undertake evictions in Wandsworth under common law.
The enforcement agents from Denbigh Franks will serve 24hrs notice to the travellers to vacate the site in Wandsworth.
If a traveller fails to leave the site in Battersea, Putney, or Balham after 24 hours, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will come back with their equipment and probably with police if need be to forcefully evict any traveller still present.
There are numerous benefits to using common law eviction in Greater London.
The biggest is the speed at which the eviction in Wandsworth 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 Wandsworth will be less damaged.
The second option is to Obtain a Write of Possession for local authorities and land owners in Greater London.
The first thing when evicting a traveller in Wandsworth using a writ of possession is to acquire an order of possession.
When making use of the possession order to handle travellers and squatters in Battersea, Putney, or Balham, the notice is normally kept clandestine.
When the order of possession arrives in Wandsworth, it is taken to the High Court in order to be implemented by the high court enforcement officer from Denbigh Franks.
The largest advantage of utilizing a possessions writ in Greater London and moving it to the High Court is that the notice will not have to be served, the Denbigh Franks HCEO decides whether to do so depending on the situation.
Thus, you won't have to worry about travellers in Wandsworth damaging your property or stealing from your property as you don't have any idea of how they would respond to the eviction in Greater London.
Avoiding the occurrence of these types of situations in the first instance is always better than dealing with eviction in Putney, Battersea, or Balham and the possible money, time and effort involved, so there are many things local authorities and property owners in Greater London can do to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
One thing that can be done is to put fences or more one can have large billboards installed at the entrances, and both are great ways of stopping any unauthorised person from entering the premises in Wandsworth.
In comparison, embankments, soil bunds and pits are also a perfect way to secure a land area in Wandsworth from unwanted visitors.
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