Travellers on your land? Advice for Landowners

26th June 2019

If travellers decide to take up residence on your premises what can you do to move them?

Common Law

The main advantage of the Common Law process is the speed in which the removal can take place without the need for lengthy Court proceedings. This dramatically reduces the likelihood of further travellers congregating, damage to land and fly-tipping – creating additional costs to the landowner when the site is eventually cleared.

Upon receipt of your instruction, DCBL will generate and serve the required Legal Notice to the individuals on site (generally on the same day) which gives them 24 hours to vacate. Our Agents have a great deal of experience in dealing with Travellers, and as a result, on most occasions, the site will be cleared within the prescribed time.

Court Order

The alternative method for Landlords to remove travellers is to attain a County Court Possession Order and transfer it to the High Court under a writ of possession against ‘Persons unknown’. Once the writ has been granted, it can then be enforced by our High Court Enforcement Agents.

This method can be more beneficial should there be a large number of travellers or there is a greater likelihood that there may be a breach of the peace where police assistance may be required.

Cambridge University- testimonial.

“I have used DCBL to undertake a number of enforcement actions against unauthorised traveller encampments on Cambridge University sites.

The service we have received, both from the office and the agents who attend on site, has been quick, efificient and professional on every occasion. They attend when they say they will attend, adapt to cirmumstances as necessary, and deliver a positive result whilst dealing courteously with both staff and members of the public who may be in the area at the time.

It is very reassuring to have a service that I trust at the end of the telephone in the difficult situations when they are required.”

If you are having problems with Travellers on your property, we offer guaranteed 24-hour removal for £495+VAT call us today on 0203 298 0201