Trespassers or squatters can cause considerable damage to property, affecting the value, necessitating costly repair work, interfering with any tenants’ businesses and hampering the owner’s ability to lease the property to tenants.

Quick, decisive action is often required to remove trespassers from property or the land surrounding it, such as the car park. This ensures possession of the property is regained before too much financial harm has been caused. In much rarer cases, it can avoid long-term legal consequences from occurring, such as occupiers of the land gaining legal rights through adverse possession. However, you should seek specialist legal support and advice before taking any action. This ensures you do not do anything which may compromise your own legal position.

At Luscombe Gray, we recognise how closely tied enforcement of your property rights can be to your interests. Through practical legal advice and expert representation, we will tenaciously enforce your rights, achieving the best possible outcome, whilst keeping disruption to your interests to a minimum.

Removing trespassers

It is important that you seek legal advice as soon as you become aware of trespassers to ensure that correct action is taken. Drastic action which does not follow legal processes may expose you to risks of civil or criminal liability.

It may be necessary to apply to court for a possession order. Once you have a possession order, it can be enforced by bailiffs or high court enforcement officers, with police assistance if necessary.

Instructing Luscombe Gray

Luscombe Gray is a boutique property litigation firm, providing a legal service tailored to the needs of our clients. We believe first-class legal advice should be available to all.

If you need legal support regarding trespassers, contact Luscombe Gray for clear and expert advice. Your case will be handled by an experienced property litigation solicitor.

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