Due to the housing critical situation in the UK, there has been an increase in the number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Woking.
There is a shortage of approved sites in Woking for travellers to establish themselves and this resulted in a rise in the numbers of travellers setting up on unapproved sites in Mayford, Chobham, or Woking like cark parks and playing areas.
According to some government statistics, between 2016 and 2017, there was 17% increase in the number of caravans set up by travellers in Woking on unauthorized plots of lands across the country.
In contrast, between 2010 and 2017, there was just a 2% increase in lands in Surrey rented socially.
Local authorities and landowners in Surrey that are looking to regain the possession of their land and evict travellers in Woking, Chobham, or Mayford have two options.
The first option is to use common law in Surrey to evict them.
Under this Law, Woking landowners have the right to evict the travellers out of their Surrey place and are also allowed to use adequate force, if needed.
Usually, the process of common law evictions in Woking 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 Woking within a day.
If the 24-hour grace expires and the travellers remain on the property in Woking, Mayford, or Chobham, 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.
Common law has many advantageous points in Surrey.
The main one being the speedy manner a tourist is evicted in Woking.
Usually, the eviction takes place within 24 hours, and thus, any damage to the property in Woking is less than what it would have been in a longer period of time.
Secondly, the local governments and landowners in Surrey can opt to get a writ of possession.
In this process, you'd have to get the order of possession in Woking to evict the travellers under writ of possession.
When you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Woking, Chobham, or Mayford, you should make the order of ownership against "persons unknown".
Next, in Woking the order would be transferred to the High Court from where it would be enforced by a High Court Enforcement Office (HCEO) from Denbigh Franks.
The advantage of opting for a writ of possession awarded by the high court in Surrey is that the HCEO from Denbigh Franks can decide whether to serve the notice or not based on the situation.
This is specifically important when dealing with travellers in Woking as the surprise aspect takes away any chance to vandalize property, steal from the premise, or for when there is expected resistance in Surrey.
It is usually better to take preventive measures to avoid the occurrence of these incidents when handling an eviction in Woking, Mayford, or Chobham and the possible money and time that may be wasted so there are a few things that can be done by local authorities and land owners in Surrey to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
Illegal visitors can be stopped from gaining access to the lands in Woking by installing gates and fences to barricade the land and installing prominent bollards at entry points.
Another great way to secure an area of land from travellers in Woking is to put embankments, earth bunds and trenches.
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