Squatter eviction can be every landlord’s worst nightmare, and it seems that squatting is on the increase across the UK, especially with the current difficult economic climate.
Squatting rates have been on a steady rise since the 1960’s, and it is predicted that these rates will continue to increase at a more rapid rate in the future. This is why it has become so important for owners to step up their vacant property security, and to act as quickly as possible to evict squatters before any lasting damage is done to the property.
In 2012 it became a criminal offence to take up squatting in a residential home, but the same laws do not apply to commercial properties. This change in the law has resulted in many squatters taking advantage of empty office buildings, vacant pubs, clubs, and warehouses.
These days, squatters are more sophisticated and efficient than ever before, quite often holding down a full-time job and not necessarily harbouring a drink or drug problem. With the advancement of modern technology and the introduction of social media, many commercial properties can become a hive of activity with the very real chance of developing into a squatting commune in a very short time.
When you are trying to attract a business towards renting your property, they will be immediately put off by the fact you have squatters in residence, and will simply look elsewhere for alternative premises.
If you are in the unfortunate position of being plagued by squatters in your commercial property, it can be a lengthy and expensive task for you to attempt to evict them by yourself. There are very tight rules regarding the submission and serving of notices, and unless you know what you are doing, all your hard work and effort can fail on a simple technicality.
This is when it pays for you to employ a professional service that can quickly and efficiently evict squatters from your premises. With many years of practical experience in squatter eviction, Secure Site UK has a specialist team with a 100% success record that can act on your behalf and completely relieve you of the burden, and swiftly return your property to you.
We even offer advice and assistance regarding your clean-up operation where you may have to deal with the removal of hazardous waste materials such as needles and human waste. Once your property has been returned to you, we can recommend and install security measures, such as steel security doors, to help prevent future attempts from potential squatters.
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