When it comes to achieving successful and safe traveller evictions, #TeamCES are proud to state our 100% success rate.
This has been achieved through the establishment and nurturing of relationships with traveller groups, but also through our sound and robust practices in line with industry standards and with full industry accreditation.
Landowners and local authorities have two main routes to go down when they need to regain possession of their land and evict travellers.
Option 1 – Common Law
Landowners are permitted to use reasonable force (if required) to remove trespassers from their land. Enforcement Agents carry out the evictions, usually under observation from the police.
The benefits of using Common Law are as follows:
· Speedy solution (eviction within 24 hours)
· Less time for fly tipping
· No need to go through the court
Option 2 – Writ of Possession
Firstly, the landowner must obtain a writ of possession, making it out against ‘persons unknown’. Once this awarded, the claimant then transfers it up to the High Court, to be enforced by a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
The benefits of using a Writ of Possession are as follows:
· Notice does not need to be given
· Element of surprise is an advantage
Landowners are able to follow both routes at the same time, should they wish to, and many find that Common Law achieves a successful resolution very quickly.
The #TeamCES Approach would always be to assess each situation in its own right, and to plan accordingly.
Our reputation in this area goes before us, not just with landowners, but with the travellers we evict too.
There’s a lot to be said for that, and we find that our approach works.
Don’t just take our word for it though, look at our 100% success rate.