SQUATTER & TRAVELLER EVICTION

Squatter & Traveller Eviction

Do you have an unauthorised encampment or Squatters on your land/property and require fast, efficient eviction service?

If the answer is Yes, we have the solution.

The Oxford dictionary’s definition of a Trespasser is:
“A person entering someone’s land or property without permission”

Our Squatter & Traveller Eviction is a service for which we are commonly requested. It does not matter what these people call themselves be it New Age travellers, Gypsies, squatters or travellers, as the landowner you have a common law right to evict them from your land/property in order to regain possession.

How can this be done?
There are various ways to enforce traveller eviction from your property depending on the circumstances. The powers to remove them are summarised here.

Common Law Power

  • Used by the landowner to perform a traveller eviction.
  • No requirement for court order.
  • Only requires reasonable notice to carry out the eviction.
  • The traveller/Squatter eviction is enforced by Certificated Enforcement Agents.
  • Police will need to be notified and there is a possibility of requiring their attendance

Part 55 Civil Procedures Rules

  • Used by the landowner.
  • Needs a court procedure usually involves solicitor and legal costs.
  • Not quick.
  • The traveller eviction is usually enforced by county court bailiffs or High Court Enforcement Officer.
  • No penalty if they return onto land.

Sections 77-78 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

  • Used by a local authority for removal of unauthorised encampments.
  • Can be used on any land within the local authority’s area irrespective of ownership.
  • Used to remove identified individuals from land.
  • Only require the involvement of the courts if trespassers do not leave when directed to do so.
  • Removal is enforced by Certificated Enforcement Agents.
  • Return within three months carries criminal sanctions.

Sections 61-62 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

  • Used by the police for traveller eviction.
  • Can be used on any land except the highway.
  • Used to remove identified individuals and/or their vehicles from land.
  • Must be two or more persons trespassing on the land.
  • No requirement for court order.
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