Traveller Evictions

Successful Traveller Evictions

Traveller Evictions

Evicting travellers and other trespassers from private or commercial land and property can be a complex legal and logistical problem.

We have considerable experience across England and Wales in evicting travellers from open land. We are able to work closely with the police and, where appropriate, the courts to bring about successful evictions. Ingram Associates can also support you with site cleanup and security after the eviction has been completed.

How to evict travellers from your property 

There are two methods that are commonly used in evicting trespassers from private property.

These are:

  • Writs of possession
  • Common law evictions

Using a writ of possession to evict travellers 

Writs of possession are used to enforce orders of possession issued by the High Court or County Court. It can take some time for a writ to be issued, but it can be enforced immediately. The police are also obligated to assist with its enforcement.

Dependent on the number of travellers and to the extent to which they are ‘entrenched’ upon the land or property, it may be necessary to carry out a risk assessment to identify the situation, specific risks, actions and key contacts, including the police, in relation to the eviction.

This method of eviction is typically used to evict trespassers that are less likely to comply with an eviction notice. Failing to comply with the writ is a criminal offence.

Traveller Eviction

Traveller eviction under common law powers

Trespass on open land in non-residential areas is not a criminal offence in England. As such, to evict travellers it’s necessary to invoke common law powers. These require you to request that the trespassers leave your land and allow the use of reasonable force to evict them if they fail to leave of their own accord.

How to invoke common law powers to evict travellers

Invoking common law powers to evict travellers is a relatively straightforward process. However, it helps to have support to ensure that the eviction is completed safely and legally. Ingram Associates are able to provide support throughout the traveller eviction process.

You must first provide the occupiers with a written eviction notice that you intend to evict them from your property. This should include the following information:

  • The name of the landlord
  • The boundaries of the land referred to in the notice, including a map if possible
  • Contact details of the Enforcement Officer
  • The consequences of failing to abide by the notice
  • The length of time the occupiers have to leave. 

This form of eviction is commonly used against travellers that occupy private land without permission. Travellers will often leave voluntarily within 48 hours of notice being served by bailiffs, preventing the need for further action.

Immediate removal of travellers

If you are a landowner and your land is currently being occupied by travellers we are able to initiate their removal from your property within 24 hours of receipt of our instruction form. We will remove travellers illegally camped on sites in London and the Home Counties, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and the West Midlands.

Eviction services

Ingram Associates can assist with serving notices of eviction, enforcing the eviction notice and liaising with police if the occupiers fail to leave the property. Costs will vary depending on the nature of the site, the number of trespassers and the extent to which they are entrenched on the property.

Please telephone our office for a quotation.  Services include:

  • Preparation and service of Notice of Intended Eviction 
  • Eviction visit – if necessary 
  • Recovery trucks
  • Site cleaning team
  • Site security team
Traveller eviction
Traveller eviction

Get help with evicting travellers in London and the Home Counties, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and the West Midlands

If you have a problem with travellers do not hesitate to telephone Ingram Associates to discuss the matter in more depth on 020 7073 2610 or 01865 301779. You can also complete our online contact form.

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020 7073 2610 or 01865 301779

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