Dealing with squatters on your premises or land is not usually a simple task, even if they peacefully leave the premises. In situations where a squatter or group squatting on your premises turn violent, then the situation can elevate to an incredibly distressing experience. So, what should you do if squatters occupying your land turn violent?
Leave the area
If your squatters turn violent, whether acting aggressively, verbally threatening, or attempting to physically harm you, during your initial point of contact and request for leaving the premises or land, then it is essential that you leave the area and request professional assistance.
Request professional assistance
Should the squatters refuse to leave during the initial communications, then you will need to start a more formal eviction process and request assistance from an enforcement officer. As there has already been examples of violent behaviour, which could have the potential to escalate, it is essential you inform the enforcement agency of what has previously occurred. This will allow them to assess the situation and recommend the best course of action to take.
Enforcement with police backup
In instances where violent behaviour is expected, reputable enforcement agencies, such as Able Investigations, will request police backup for support during evictions. This support will mean squatters will be evicted from premises and removed from land swiftly, and in unfortunate instances where acts of violence and other criminal activities occur, arrests can be made.
Able Investigations are a team of certificated enforcement officers who can assist in the removal of squatters from your commercial properties and land. Our experience working in Bristol and throughout the UK means we understand the complexities surrounding the eviction process and will recommend the best course of action in situations where squatters are threatening or violent.
If you’re in need of assistance, please get in touch with a member our team by calling 0845 370 7401.