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Occupiers, Squatters and Trespassers

In the case of travellers or individuals who take physical occupation of non-residential or business Land or Property it is almost always necessary to obtain a court order to evict them and our specialist team’s assistance should be sought as soon as such occupation becomes apparent to quickly regain possession whilst avoiding any allegation of unfair eviction.

The process and procedures to be followed will depend very much upon the circumstances in which occupation was gained, whether this was by force, stealth or a refusal to leave once permission to remain in the Property or Land has been withdrawn.  

Upon obtaining a court order we then work closely with local enforcement agents to assist in the physical recovery of land and to advise and secure this against further encroachment or occupation.

In the case of residential Property: the police have been given additional powers to evict squatters and the authorities should be the first port of call.  In the case of more complex matters or if the police will not assist, we can assist in explaining the options open to you.

Alternatively, if you are faced with attempts to evict you from Land or Property in circumstances where you feel you have a legitimate right of occupation, our specialist team can assist in defending any claim and/or negotiating the terms of any continued occupation.

Our Team

Lee Edwards

Lee Edwards

LLP Member and Head of Department
Claire Everest

Claire Everest

LLP Member
Heidi Pearce

Heidi Pearce

LLP Member
Hannah Fairweather

Hannah Fairweather

Solicitor & LLP Member
George Denton

George Denton

Paralegal
Sarah Packer

Sarah Packer

Paralegal
Manisha Sharma

Manisha Sharma

Trainee Solicitor

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