Property

3 Things Not to Do when Installing an Aluminum Fence

Architecture and Landscaping

Aluminum fences are a great option if you want to up your game when it comes to your home’s security. Doing the installation yourself can be quite difficult and confusing though, so make sure to know the ropes before deciding on doing so.

Great Fence gives some tips on the things you shouldn’t do if you’re installing those aluminum driveway gates for sale by yourself.

1. Cutting Cables Underground

One thing to remember before installing your aluminum fence is those underground cables. You definitely don’t want to cut off yours or your neighbors’ service just because you decided to install your aluminum fence. Make sure to check the lines and ask a professional for help when it comes to this. It’s always better to be safe rather than be all sorry once you’ve cut down those important cables.

2. Using the Wrong Concrete

Consider the concrete that you’re going to use. There are two types, namely the wet set and the dry one. The wet set is the one that’s preferred for this type of project, as it provides a more solid anchor system for the posts. The dry set allows the posts’ plumb to be aligned properly, although it has a tendency to dry irregularly compared to the wet set. Always do your research first before deciding which one to use.

3. Placing the Posts in the Wrong Location

You want each post to be properly spaced from each other to allow proper installation of the aluminum fence. You want to get the posts as close to your own house as you can without having to touch your home. This factor can be a little confusing, so be sure to consult a professional when working with the posts.

It would be best to hire a professional team to install your fence for you. This way, you can be sure that the fence will be properly installed and completely under warranty.

Your Ultimate Guide to Evicting Travellers From a Private Land

The Law

Landowners can legally evict gipsies and travellers without a court order. However, if there is damage to a traveller’s property, they can report the landowner to the police. For a landowner, these are the things you have to avoid.

There are several methods of evicting travellers from a private land. Landowners can obtain an order of possession, a writ of possession or use a remedy in common law. An advantage of using common law is that court action is unnecessary and you can carry out the eviction within 48 hours.

What are your powers under common law?

Under the common law, landowners can evict gipsies and travellers using reasonable force. Enforcement agents instructed by the landowners normally carry these out. An enforcement agent must provide a written notice to the travellers giving them 24 hours to vacate the area.

Should the travellers fail to leave within the given period, enforcement agents can make use of removal vehicles to remove the travellers and their personal items in the land. The eviction process under common law is fast, and it has a lower amount of damage to the land and property.

What are your powers under the Writ of Possession?

A landowner must first obtain an Order of Possession before a Writ of Possession. A Writ of Possession is enforced by an HCEO or a High Court Enforcement Officer; local authorities and private landowners can utilise this.

The landowner must first ask the travellers to leave the land. If they refuse, the landowner can invoke a claim of possession in the County Court. There will be an issued claim form and a hearing date.

If the travellers do not file a defence or leave the land by the hearing date, the eviction order will be granted resulting in a regaining of possession of the land using an HCEO.

What if the travellers are ignoring me?

If the travellers are ignoring you, you can speak to other members of the community. Keep in mind that these families may experience a lot of intolerance and racism. They may be cautious at first. However, if you feel like negotiations aren’t going anywhere, you can seek the help of the court.

Can I let them stay if there are no caused disturbances or damages?

Some landowners disregard the idea of evicting travellers from a private land as long as there are no troubles. Some are even open to their culture because of their contribution to trade life.

In the summer, the chance of gipsies and travellers to inhabit a private land increases. Knowing the different methods of eviction can help you minimise damages and costs.