Removing Protesters/Travellers- What are my rights?

Protesters and travellers can cause significant costs for land owners and for this reason, you will want to remove them quickly, to prevent them from taking a toll on your business.

The removal of activists and travellers from land can prove fraught with complications, so it is important to get professional help to make sure the letter of the law is followed. Able Enforcements Services can help you when it comes to recovering possession of your land.

What are my rights when it comes to dealing with protesters and travellers?

Whether your land has been occupied by activists and protesters or travellers, you have the right to take action to have them removed from your property. It is important to consider the fact that these illegal occupiers may cause significant damage to your property, especially if there are any buildings present.

From destroying the façades of the buildings with graffiti, to building blockades and encampments on land, illegal, not only this, but the cost to the environment impact on the land can be massive. Occupiers can also cause damage to the reputation of your organisation. Therefore, you need to take swift action and have them removed from your property/land as quickly as possible.

What are my options for removing protesters or travellers?

The main options you must follow to remove travellers or activists from your land can include Common Law, the County Court route, CPR 55 or obtaining a High Court Writ. The quickest way to solve the problem is via Common Law, because this method doesn’t require court action and as such, the eviction can usually be carried out within 24 hours.

Under Common Law regulations, you have the right to remove travellers and other trespassers from your land by using The aforesaid Common law. Enforcement agents can be instructed to carry out evictions on a landlord’s behalf.

How Does Common Law Work?

By choosing the services of Able Enforcements, you can sort the problem out in under 24 hours by instructing our enforcement agents to complete the eviction on your behalf. The agents will then identify travellers or protesters and serve them written notice to give them a maximum of 24 hours to vacate the land. Once the notice period has expired, the agents will return to ensure the illegal occupiers have left.

Should the travellers or protesters fail to vacate the land, the enforcement agents will return with removal vehicles and the police if necessary to remove the travellers by means of force.

Utilising Common Law means that the speed of response is the main advantage for evictions on open land. Besides offering you a quick legal solution to the issue of having your land occupied by travellers, common law is also beneficial because this swift action can help to lessen the amount of damage caused to your land or any buildings present, especially when it comes to fly tipping.  In acting fast to remove illegal occupiers, you also can reduce the amount of general waste from the site, reducing the potential clear up costs.

Able Investigations & Enforcements Services are a UK wide company which provide many enforcement solutions including specialize in enforcement removal teams for traveller evictions.

You can find more information and tips about Traveller removal by clicking on the ‘Removing travellers: The complete guide‘.

For more information on how Able Investigations can help, get in touch with our experienced team by calling 0345 366 0000 or fill out our contact form.

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