Articles about Trespasser Eviction and Animal Removal.
(To protect the identity of clients we may change the location or some other details in the articles.)
An unauthorised encampment on a development site by travellers claiming squatters rights. Working with police support the trespassers were removed by Quality Bailiffs.
Quality Bailiffs Equine Bailiff Team work with Surrey Local Authority and supported by Police to check Horse Passports of fly grazing horses.
A bonus resulting from the operation was that the issue of fly grazing horses was significantly reduced for the entire district.
After this traveller eviction in Luton, Bedfordshire we temporarily restricted access to the site, so ensuring the travellers did not return. This allowed the site owner time to make more permanent arrangements.
As professional enforcement agents of many years we have seen most things. In this case study we look at the eviction of a brothel operating in trailers parked at a retail park in Ilford.
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As the last of the summer season starts to fade, a client called our office. The client had an urgent issue. He immediately instructed our enforcement bailiff team to remove some New Age type travellers from his land.
People often think the police can evict trespassers. In fact they have limited powers to do so under section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, and the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The quickest method to get trespassers off your land is using a specialist bailiff company, such as Quality Bailiffs, under common law.
In previous articles we have mentioned the nuisance that is fly grazing of horses. This week saw us complete our largest scale horse removal so far this year.
Second-hand car dealers with many cars parked on the road plague many towns causing parking problems for legitimate traders, customers and residents.
How we evicted a car dealer from an industrial estate using the Interference of Goods Act 1977.
The tactic to turn up at shows in the preceding days to a large event in the hope of extorting money out of desperate event organisers who need the site clear for an event seems to be on the increase.
There is a disturbing new trend where groups are targeting development sites on purpose. They choose this type of land because there is often minimal security.
In this article we explain the relevant parts of the law that can be applied to removing travellers from private land.
Our Carlisle office has been kept busy over the last few months. They have seen an increase in the number of landlords instructing us to take possession of rural properties.
Three horses left fly-grazing removed from London College rugby field.
Despite a court order within 3 days, Travellers move off building site and leave mess.
A significant increase in unauthorised encampments is a major national problem for local authorities, landowners and businesses. Trespasser evictions are on the increase.
Quality Bailiffs has launched a new fast track eviction process in cases involving temporary accommodation pending a homelessness review decision.
This new fast track eviction process follows the decision of the Supreme Court in R (ZH and CN) v London Borough of Newham and London Borough of Lewisham  UKSC 62.
A landowner has the common law right where someone has trespassed on their land to get possession of their land back without getting a specific court order.
Enforcement Bailiffs will work on your behalf to undertake the eviction.
What can you do when commercial tenants break back into property after peaceful re-entry? We are now finding more instances where the Police are saying this is a civil matter and refusing to get involved.
Court orders are expensive and take time to be issued and enforced. However there is an alternative.
September 2015 and we have seen a 100% increase in the volume of instructions to evict trespassers from land over the summer.
This is a particular issue where there have been previous encampments and they have been allowed to stay a few days before action commenced. Word gets around.
In recent years we have seen a 200% increase in unauthorised encampments. It is a major national problem for local authorities, landowners and businesses. Enforcement Bailiffs helps by evicting trespassers.
There appears to be group of Marauders that are costing companies hundreds of thousands of pounds stealing copper from buildings.
Quality Bailiffs has designed a rapid solution in conjunction with its strategic security partners.
These are two forms of anti-social behaviour that are getting more prevalent against the business community - fly trading and fly posting. Both can affect your business brand and reputation if not dealt with quickly and effectively.
It is now some 10 months since The Control of Horses Act 2015 came into effect. This act has been welcomed by landowners, business and local authorities. For those of us that provide specialist bailiff services in this field it has been a breath of fresh air.
Fly grazing has become a large problem in most areas of the country with horses tethered up on roadsides and industrial estates. They too often are getting loose and causing accidents.
The Control of Horses Act 2015 offers a faster and cheaper way to evict.
Over the bank holiday our emergency call out team has been busy for an Essex based landowner dealing with fly grazing horses. Someone had cut the tethers on seven of these horses and they had run wild along the estate roadways and car parks.
Club and pub owners are being held to ransom by travellers setting up camp on their car parks, and refusing to leave unless they are paid to go. Do not pay them.
Enforcement Bailiffs can normally evict them within one day. In recent weeks we have evicted travellers from car parks in Manchester, Peterborough, Chelmsford and central London.
Evicted three times from a car park in two weeks ‘travellers’ offer shop owner protection from other travellers for £100 per week.
Recently we have had three groups of trespassers invade Supermarket car parks and demand money to leave quickly. We have evicted travellers and trespassers from car parks in London, Birmingham and Leeds.
When the owner of a plot of commercial land started using it illegally for caravans and cars the midlands local authority had to take Direct Action under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
They called in Enforcement Bailiffs to do the eviction.
Fly Trading on or near a business premise can affect your company - parking, reputation and anti-social behaviour. One solution is to use the Interference with Goods Act 1977.
We were instructed to do this by a landowner in London when a second-hand car dealer started to sell from a business estate road.
Our equine bailiffs had a difficult task in the greater London area. The job was to move and detain off site around 8 horses.
We recently received an early morning call from a landowner. He needed travellers / gypsies evicted from his land in Oxford.
Clearing of the was about to start. If the travellers were not moved the demolition and building would be delayed. And that was going to cost all concerned money.
Friday morning just before a mothering Sunday the phone rang. A businessman who owned an out of town garden centre had travellers on his land in Portsmouth.
We took a call one morning from the chairman of a parish council near Milton Keynes. The chairman wanted us to evict some gypsy travellers from land belonging to the council.
Grant, a builder based in Blackburn, received a phone call from his security company to say travellers had moved onto his building site and were refusing to leave.
He rang the police, but they could not help. So, he turned to the internet and found Enforcement Bailiffs.
The phone call started with “I am in need of your same day service”. The caller was the facilities manager of a large Plc. He needed travellers removed from its distribution depot in York. Could we help?
Recreation grounds can attract travellers as they offer plenty of space with limited security, making them easier to park on. But once there travellers can be a significant problem for the local authority as they may cause disruption to many residents.
Monday morning is often the time we receive calls about travellers on land which the caller wants removed. The travellers have arrived over the weekend when the commercial property is closed.
As a landowner you always have to be on the alert for travellers parking on your land. It can be a difficult task to get them to move. But sometimes a polite and firm request can do the trick.
A retail park had a problem with a food van trading from its car park. To make matters worse the food van was parked in the car park overnight.
When an amusement park had travellers camped on their car park, they they had a serious problem affecting their business. With a bank holiday the next weekend they needed them moved on, and fast.
A group of travellers had set up camp on land adjacent to and owned by a local church. The church had been more than accommodating to the travellers. They kept making promises, but not going anywhere.
A local car dealership in Peterborough was recently in touch to say they had travellers on part of their land. They had an overflow car park they sometimes used to store cars which had been taken over by the travellers.
Twenty caravans had arrived and set up a large encampment on land in west London. The children from the caravans were playing around a derelict warehouse on the site. The travellers needed to be moved quickly.
We recently received a call from a local council official late one afternoon advising us that they needed travellers / gypsies evicted from land in south London. Could we help?
We have recently helped the landowner of a small industrial estate in Crawley deal with travellers camped on the car park.
You visit your field only to find someone unknown has tethered a horse to graze. What can you do about this?
We had a call from the landlord of a small industrial estate in Birmingham. Recently two caravans and three other vehicles had camped on the main estate road.
A retail outlet in Nottingham was having problems with horses being tethered on the grass verges of their car park. Action by Enforcement Bailiffs resulted in the horses being removed by their owner.
When a local authority in Manchester had travellers on land near a local park, they asked Enforcement Bailiffs to help. The following morning the caravans were successfully evicted.
We have recently helped the owner of a small retail park in London to evict 8 caravans camped on the customer car park.