We can come to your assistance if you need help with removing travellers from private land. The ancient remedy of Common Law entitles landowners to remove trespassers “using no more force than what is reasonably necessary” and provides a quicker alternative to obtaining a court order. Although it is possible to remove trespassers yourself, it is generally safer to get the assistance of a Certified Enforcement Agent to conduct the eviction. Our agents have in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws and procedures and are able to deliver the solution you require whilst remaining in the law. They can also conduct evictions whilst following health and safety procedures to the letter.
The role of the police
On occasion, it is necessary to enlist the support of the police to carry out the eviction in order to avoid a breach of the peace. The police may advise us to delay the eviction after fully assessing the situation. It is worth noting that you could risk causing injury and damage to people and property if you fail to follow the advice of the police in an eviction scenario.
A choice of processes
There are two main processes available. If trespassers have gained access to your land, they can be “requested to leave before forceful action is taken against them”. We can serve a 24-hour self-help notice or instead, opt for the 2-4 hour self-help eviction notice. It is not always possible to remove traveller/illegal encampments within the 2-4 hour window, which means our Certified Enforcement Agents and their two trucks may need to remain on site for up to 12 hours so the task can be completed.
Saving on court costs
One of the key reasons these options are popular with our clients is because court orders can take up to 21 days to come through and can cost up to £5,500 in solicitor, enforcement and court costs. We can normally act on the same day we receive your instruction, and if the trespassers leave as soon as your notice is served on them, you will only be charged for the attendance and the serving of the eviction notice. If we need to remain on site for several hours and use removal vehicles, the cost will be higher but still substantially less than the expense of a Court order. We can provide you with a full detailed report when we attend your site, offering as much detailed information as we can, including details about the number of vehicles and caravans on the site and the size of the crowd. We will also provide information about their behaviour and identify what extra assistance, if any, will be needed. This report will be e-mailed to you.
Choose Traveller Evictions
No two evictions are ever quite the same, but we can be counted on to deliver the support you require. We can also provide you with useful information on how to secure your site in future, including advice on installing height restriction barriers, securing gates, adding concrete bollards and using 24-hour security services. To find out more, call 0203 865 9912, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the site.