In Wigan, there's a shortage of authorised sites for travellers because of the housing crisis in the UK.
There is a shortage of approved sites in Wigan for travellers to establish themselves and this resulted in a rise in the numbers of travellers setting up on unapproved sites in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Skelmersdale, or Wigan like cark parks and playing areas.
Government statistics from 2016-2017 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of travellers in Wigan on unauthorised plots and property not owned by travellers.
That is to degrade government's efforts at ensuring socially rented plots in Greater Manchester, which now grows at a meagre 2% between 2010 and 2017.
Landlords and local government in Greater Manchester have two alternatives when seeking to obtain the possession of land and evict travellers in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Skelmersdale, or Wigan.
The first option is to use common law in Greater Manchester to evict them.
The common law grants land owners in Wigan the right to remove travellers from their Greater Manchester property and the right to do this with reasonable force when necessary.
Enforcement agents undertake evictions in Wigan under common law.
The enforcement agents from Denbigh Franks will serve 24hrs notice to the travellers to vacate the site in Wigan.
If the 24-hour grace expires and the travellers remain on the property in Wigan, Ashton-in-Makerfield, or Skelmersdale, 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.
The common law eviction in Greater Manchester can save you from a lot of problems.
The most significant benefit is the speed at which the removal in Wigan can be affected.
The common law minimizes the risk of potential damage on the Wigan 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 Greater Manchester have a second alternative of getting a writ of possession.
In this case, the first thing to do is to get an order of possession in Wigan.
When making use of the possession order to handle travellers and squatters in Skelmersdale, Wigan, or Ashton-in-Makerfield, the notice is normally kept clandestine.
Once the order for possession has been conferred in Wigan, the claimant can then transfer it to the High Court and then enforced by the HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer) from Denbigh Franks.
The key advantage of using a writ of possession in Greater Manchester which is transferred to the High Court is that serving a notice is not required and the Denbigh Franks HCEO takes the decision, as determined by the situation.
This procedure is beneficial when dealing with travellers in Wigan as it will prevent damage to property, resistance to eviction, or looting the property due to the factor of unexpectedness in Greater Manchester.
Preventing such situations from occurring in the first place is always preferable to dealing with an eviction in Wigan, Skelmersdale, or Ashton-in-Makerfield, and the potential time and money involved, so there are several things that Greater Manchester landowners and local authorities can do to prevent these situations from occurring.
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 Wigan.
On top of that, embankments, earth bunds and trenches are also great methods of protecting a site in Wigan from unauthorised individuals.
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