Due to the housing critical situation in the UK, there has been an increase in the number of unauthorised traveller encampments in West Sussex.
A shortage of approved places in West Sussex has culminated in a drastic increase in the number of travellers set up on illegal camps in Worthing, Bognor Regis, or Littlehampton such as car parks and playgrounds.
Government statistics from 2016-2017 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of travellers in West Sussex on unauthorised plots and property not owned by travellers.
In contrast, between 2010 and 2017, there was just a 2% increase in lands in West Sussex rented socially.
There are two alternatives for local authorities and landowners in West Sussex if they wish to evict travellers and get back possession of the land in Bognor Regis, Worthing, or Littlehampton.
The first is Eviction in West Sussex using Common Law.
Under common law, landowners in West Sussex are allowed to evict travellers from their West Sussex land and use reasonable force if necessary.
They usually take help from the enforcement agents to carry out eviction in West Sussex under common law.
The tourists are normally served with an order to move out of premise in West Sussex within a span of 24 hours by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
The Denbigh Franks enforcement agents come with the proper equipment to evict the travellers if they do not leave the place in Worthing, Littlehampton, or Bognor Regis within 24-hour period.
In West Sussex, common law has many different advantages.
Use of common law has various benefits including time taken to achieve eviction in West Sussex.
The common law minimizes the risk of potential damage on the West Sussex property since it is enforced within 24 hours, and this short time frame also limits the chances of fly tipping.
Local authorities and landowners in West Sussex have a second alternative of getting a writ of possession.
Getting a possession order is the first step when an eviction in West Sussex is to be done with a writ of possession.
An order of possession is typically given to a "Persons Unknown" when talking about travellers or squatters in Littlehampton, Worthing, or Bognor Regis.
When the order of possession arrives in West Sussex, it is taken to the High Court in order to be implemented by the high court enforcement officer from Denbigh Franks.
When moving a writ of possessions to the High Court in West Sussex, it is advantageous that the HCEO from Denbigh Franks can plan on if notice will have to be served or not.
This is especially beneficial when dealing with travellers in West Sussex as the surprise element deducts any opportunity for property damage, steal from the property, or when resistance is expected to eviction in West Sussex.
While dealing with an eviction in Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, or Worthing, preventing such situations from happening is preferred always as it is very time consuming and a lot of money is required to follow the procedures accurately, so, there are many options available for the landowners and the authorities in West Sussex to do in order to seek long term measures.
It is important to take some actions, such as putting fences and gates over the West Sussex property and also, having big bollards at entrances is also a great alternative to prevent unapproved individuals from getting inside your property.
In comparison, embankments, soil bunds and pits are also a perfect way to secure a land area in West Sussex from unwanted visitors.
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