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Eviction of travellers: Writ of possession or common law?

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From our heritage as Sheriffs we have developed our property services for the benefit of our community so they have a one-stop shop of protection.

The United Kingdom is a popular destination for international travellers, and many of them live in caravans on both authorised sites like camping parks and unauthorised ones such as caravanning clubs. There are 60 thousand people who create their own homes with these types of resources across the country; however, if you have troubles then there are always two solutions available – we’ll cover each one carefully!

Between 200-300 thousand people live in caravans on both authorised and unauthorised sites. If you have problems with travellers then there are two options available to solve the situation, we outline these choices below:

1) Compensation for damage or loss of property – this option might be best if all participants agree that they’re at fault because it will require them only pay what’s reasonable value based upon current market conditions;

2) Removal by public authorities (i e local council) without resolution through legal channels – This would happen when an individual cannot resolve conflicts alone.

Writ of possession for travellers

The Writ of Possession is a powerful legal tool that can be used to evict tenants who are resisting or pose any threat. It’s often the first resort for evictions where you foresee violence during an eviction, as it allows law enforcement officials into your rental property without physically forcing them out!

The use of a writ is often the only way in which an eviction can be carried out with certainty. If you are wondering whether to employ this legal instrument, it’s important that any potential resistance or issues during your proceeding go dealings first engage authorities as soon they arise so no one regrets not taking action earlier!

The enforcement agent can get a High Court writ of possession if they have won their court case and the Police must assist with this. The cost for obtaining one is £71, but there’s no need to notify anyone else since you’ll be sending them paperwork once it’s been accomplished!

Common law

Evicting trespassers can be a challenging process, but it’s not impossible. The first step in the eviction procedure should involve finding out if there are any certified enforcement agents working near you so that they may serve appropriate notice on behalf of yourself and/or your property owner before proceeding forward with this action against another person or business who has no permission to be inside either one’s borders!

The best way to evict trespassers is by using certified Enforcement Agents. If they haven’t moved after 24 hours, you may proceed with the eviction process and can serve them a notice giving time for removal or Face Reality: They are here now!

Halsburys Laws of England (Paragraph 1400, Volume 45, 4th Edition) states that:

If a trespasser peaceably enters or is on land, the person who is in or entitled to possession may request him to leave, and if he refuses to leave, remove him from the land using no more force than is reasonably necessary. This right is not ousted if the person entitled to possession has succeeded in an action at law for possession but chooses not to sue out his writ”

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Last updated | 19 July 2023

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