Traveller and Trespasser Removal & Evictions

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Dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments

Here at Absolute Enforcement we specialise in Traveller Evictions and have a senior team of high court enforcement agents with years of experience, we deal with all cases sensitively, thoroughly and efficiently.  Absolute Enforcement can help you the landowner remove travellers from private land by either using Common Law or by obtaining a High Court Possession Order (Writ of Possession).

Traveller Removal and Evictions Services - Absolute Enforcement

Common Law is set out in Halsbury’s Laws of England, the landowner has the legal right to remove trespassers from their private land, using force if required.  The Common Law process allows for removal without the need for court proceedings. The main advantage of common law eviction is that it can be carried out quickly which can help to reduce the amount of damage to land and buildings and to reduce the amount of waste left behind.

We have a team capable of removing Travellers for most of England and Wales, with and without court orders, we can attend within as little as two hours.  The average traveller eviction can take around 4-6 hours to remove them off the site safely.  This time can vary depending on the number of caravans and what activities they are doing on your site. For example, if the trespassers are fly tipping or have obtained access to a building on site, the trespassers may become more stubborn and difficult to remove off the land.

If the trespassers become hostile or stubborn our agents are trained to deal with this, we will try to keep the resources to the minimum to keep your cost as low as possible.  However, to ensure a safe and swift eviction, in some cases we will require you to approve the use of tow trucks, dog security or additional agents.  We will keep you updated at every stage of the eviction.

Where fly tipping or illegal behaviour may take place we recommend our security or security dogs to be placed on site overnight, and potentially once the site has been cleared it may be recommended for them to be on site until the site is secured.  We can organise this if needed.  We have our own security team and have strong partnerships with nationwide Security Companies who can assist in all areas of Traveller Evictions with our Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs).  We work closely with Local Authorities and the Local Police to ascertain any risk and to allocate sufficient resources so any Traveller Eviction is completed quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Contact us today, so our experienced team in Traveller Evictions can discuss with you to see if the Common Law route is available.  If common law is not an option for you, don’t worry as we can assist you with obtaining a High Court Writ of Possession to evict the trespassers.

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Quick Response – The Common Law process allows for removal without the need for court proceedings which can, when it involves travellers, avoid further groups gathering and further damage to land including the expensive removal of fly tipping.  Working together our security team with Security and  Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs) are able to attend the same day upon receipt of the clients instruction.

Experts in Traveller Removal – Risk assessments are carried out by our experienced Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs) at the site on arrival, which enable us to create a full operational plan for removal, focusing on key resources required, including police attendance and the impact on and safety of the public in the adjoining area.

High Court Enforcement Officers –  Experience on peacefully carrying out Traveller Evictions following a County Court possession order who are living in disused commercial premises where we are unable to act on behalf of the landlord based on a forfeit of lease.

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Police Powers when dealing with traveller evictions/trespasser removals and squatting:

The Police can be reluctant to get involved in traveller evictions, however if Police do assist and the travellers fail to leave, or return to the same location within 3 months, they are then committing an offence.

Power of the Police to direct unauthorised campers to leave land:  Should trespassers refuse to adhere to a request to leave the land, sections 61- 62 of Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 gives the police discretionary powers to direct trespassers to leave and remove any property or vehicles they have with them. The power applies where the senior police officer reasonably believes that two or more people are trespassing on land with the purpose of residing there, that the occupier has taken reasonable steps to ask them to leave, and any of the following: 

  1. that any of the trespassers have caused damage to land or property;
  2. that any of the trespassers have used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards the occupier, a member of the occupier’s family or an employee or agent of the occupier; or
  3. that the trespassers have between them six or more vehicles on the land.

 Failure to comply with the direction by leaving the land as soon as reasonably practicable is an offence. Similarly, it is an offence for a trespasser who has left the land in compliance with an order to re-enter it as a trespasser within three months of the direction being given. 

Police Powers to direct trespassers to an alternative site: Police have powers under sections 62 A-E of Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to direct both trespassers and travellers to leave land and remove any vehicle and property from the land where there is a suitable pitch available on a caravan site elsewhere in the local authority area. 

Offence of squatting in a residential building: The offence of squatting in a residential building, which came into force on 1 September 2012, was created by section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. The offence is committed where a person is in any residential building as a trespasser, having entered as a trespasser, knows or ought to know he or she is a trespasser, and is living in the building or intends to live there for any period.  Although the new offence does not cover squatting in non-residential buildings or on land, squatters who have broken into those premises, removed items or caused damage might be guilty of other offences such as criminal damage or burglary and should be reported to the police. 

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Had an amazing experience with the company, will highly recommend it.
Ben Turner
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had an outstanding experience with Absolute Enforcement, particularly thanks to Chris. Faced with a challenging situation where a client owed me in excess of £1000 and continuously ignored my reminders, I turned to Absolute Enforcement for assistance. Their response was not just swift but also incredibly professional. Chris and his team handled the situation with utmost efficiency, demonstrating their expertise in debt recovery.
Janet Slack
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Jane is amazing and so helpful! So glad I found you and thanks for getting my property back. Worth every penny!!
Gareth Pummery
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Been using Absolute for a number of years now and they have never let me down. From Positive tracing to collecting unpaid rent/judgements. Could not recommend enough.
Adam Elwell
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Fantastic service. They collect the rent for us in a timely manner. They also sent us a visit report which was very informative. I would thoroughly recommend.
Andy Coleman
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Great company, we have used them many times and they have been perfect every time
Musa
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Used these guys to get money back after buying a car from eccles hill motors wakefield that turned out to not be fit for purpose. They escalated my case to a high court writ and carried out enforcement and managed to get the money back in the quoted 7-14 working days.
Helen Nash
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Absolute Enforcement has been a pleasure to deal with. Chris is always extremely professional. The door staff that they have provided our company over the last few months have been of a very high standard. It has been great working with this company and we look forward to using their services again in the future.
Valerie Carr
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Chris at was very professional. He advised me all along the whole process of getting my insurance company to pay the money that they owed me. I had a court judgement against them but they wouldn’t pay me. Chris took all the stress and worry off my shoulders as he was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Very grateful for his support and the end result!
KMA
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Great person to work with. Great guy
Daniel Roswell
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An excellent and professional service everytime!
David Smith
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Absolute enforcement are very supportive company from the manager director down and team one of the best always at the end of the phone when you need them any time of the day so I definitely recommend absolute enforcement
Andy Taylor
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An extremely professional company that go above and beyond throughout, customer service is brilliant. A company you can most certainly trust.
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The people I have spoken too are very friendly, helpful and put you at ease. They helped me retrieve the money I was owed. Thank you
Lisa Guy
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5 star service and professional delivery of High Court Enforcement, highly recommend !
Ryan Renshaw
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Chris is incredibly professional, reliable and capable. He has a wealth of experience in enforcement and security and is always very calm in stressful situations, where his decision making is always excellent. I would highly recommend using Absolute Enforcement, where their services include Bailiffs, High Court Enforcement, debt recovery, process servicing, commercial rent arrears recovery, forfeiture, tracing, and security. They cover the Essex and London area.
Carol Taylor
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We contacted Absolute Enforcement after a really bad experience over a car we sold and then didn’t get the money. Bryan and all the team were so sympathetic to our situation. They are very efficient and kept us informed every step of the way. Needless to say they were able to achieve a very successful result and we received all the money in our account today. Thank you !! I highly recommend this company to anyone needing this service.
Michael Campbell
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Big thanks goes to the amazing door team, run and organized by Chris at Absolute Enforcement! With their friendly, professional approach, they completely exceeded my expectations!
David Lian
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Great bailiff and enforcement services provider - they operate in Essex and London for commercial rent arrears recovery, process serving, debt recovery and security. Chris and the team are very professional and make a difficult process easy.
Simon Rowland
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Great bailiff and enforcement services provider - they operate in Essex and London for commercial rent arrears recovery, process serving, debt recovery and security. Chris and the team are very professional and make a difficult process easy.
Will Clayton
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Excellent enforcement agents who organised all the process serving and debt recovery needed in our commercial rent arrears recovery matter with a tenant in central London. Highly recommend.
Gary Shivers
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Top quality Enforcement Company dealing with all your needs from High Court, Traveller Removal to Forfeitures. Their Enforcement Agent's are trained to the highest level thus ensuring everything is done in a professional manner maintaining the High level for the Industry.
Ches Moulton
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Absolute Enforcement does what it says on the tin...professional people, with a professional staff. They handle a variety of procedures and services...such as Enforcement Agent/Bailiff/High Court Enforcement/Travelers/debt recovery/process serving/commercial rent arrears recovery/forfeiture/tracing/security/ in the London/Essex area, and beyond. I have no hesitation in referring Absolute Enforcement to any of my business connections.
The Boars Head
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These boys do it all, high court enforcement, site clearance, debt recovery, and for us they provide SIA qualified door staff. I demand high standards from my door staff, and Chris and his team deliver in spades. All highly trained to make my customers feel at ease which is not as easy as that sounds. So many get the key elements of this job wrong, but the Absolute guys are spot on. Treating our customers like their own, but strong enough to deal with problems should they arise. Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed.
Alexander Reid
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Absolute enforcement is a fast growing enforcement company specialising in collections of rent arrears/ travellers evictions/ high court warrants and writs / process serving /all done in a very professional manner the office staff and enforcement agents are highly skilled and trained in all aspects of court procedures and practices and work within the confines of the law
Aran Graves
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We have used absolute enforcement on a few occasions now to remove travellers and they have always delivered and got the job done calmly and professionally . I would recommend their services
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