Traveller Eviction

Any instances where a traveller or a group of travellers occupy a vacant house, plot, or parking and settles in your property is a situation of forced occupancy. Under the provisions of the law, the owner of the property has the right to allow or refuse admission to anyone in his estate. If a traveller settles in and occupies the empty house or property of the owner, the owner has the right and must act fast to initiate the traveller eviction process. The process includes all the methods that the owner will use to make the trespasser leave his property. While it is difficult to get your property back but following the travellers eviction process, the homeowner eventually gets his land back from the traveller. 


The eviction process starts with the homeowner where he reaches out to the traveller and requests them to leave his property. By law, the landowners can not exert any physical force or act in aggression to forcefully remove the traveller. However if the trespasser refuses to leave the land, the landowner can go to a certified enforcement agency and seek assistance. These agencies are a qualified workforce that operated under a legal license and have standard operating procedures when dealing with matters of traveller eviction. The certified agency will send its people to the traveller to negotiate a way out. The agency approaches the method within the legal boundaries and keeping sure of everyone safety. However, unlike an ordinary man, these agencies have the experience to deal with travellers eviction issues and can convince and make the traveller leave the property.


Another method to begin with traveller eviction is to reach out to the police. The police will check the situation and will not react or force the traveller to leave unless the traveller is doing something illegal from your property or is a physical threat to anyone. Police only respond to courts directive, but in most situations seeing a police officer is enough to make the traveller leave the premises by themselves.


The landowner can file the case in the court, and take the battle to the legal grounds. On winning the case, and with a legal notice to retrieve the property the law enforcement will force the traveller to leave the property, and any further resistance can lead to the arrest of the traveller. The court issues a notice of eviction that is binding on the traveller and refusing court orders is something that is not possible for the traveller.


The only drawback for the legal recourse is that the court process is lengthy and if the person wants his land back quickly, going to court will not help. Aside from the long process, the homeowner will also have to pay legal fees and settle all legal expenses. Due to these reason homeowner must carefully weigh in the options and it is better to go to court as a last resort and try sorting out this issue with the help of certified enforcement agencies.