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Evicting Squatters

Nationwide squatter removal service

Are illegal squatters or occupants unlawfully encamped on your land? We realise this can be a very daunting and stressful situation for any landowner. We will ensure the right outcome is achieved and your land or property is returned to you.

Our team of experts are able to evict squatters nationwide with a 100% success rate and are on hand 24/7.

Evicting squatters from commercial premises

In order to evict squatters from commercial premises, a landlord must firstly obtain an order for possession and then obtain a writ of possession through the transfer up process via the High Court. Once this process has been carried out, High Court enforcement officers are then able to execute the writ of possession and carry out the eviction of squatters.

The process for the eviction of squatters

Why choose Equivo to evict squatters?

  • Certificated Enforcement Agents
  • Authorised High Court Enforcement Officers
  • Rapid eviction service
  • Nationwide service

FAQs about evicting squatters

How do you get rid of squatters?

This very much depends on the type of property being trespassed on: for residential properties you can ask the Police to intervene, however this may be a lengthy process; for commercial premises - as this is not a criminal offence - a Possession Order through the Court is often a quicker, more cost-effective way.

How to evict squatters from your home?

Trespassing in a residential property is a criminal offence, whereas trespassing in a commercial property is not. You can ask the police to evict squatters from a residential property, however they may be reluctant to do so/the process may take longer than you are willing to wait. By enforcing a Possession Order in the High Court, you can enlist the services of High Court enforcement officers for effective removal of squatters. Contact our team today for more information.

Can police evict squatters?

Yes, the police can evict squatters, however trespassing is only considered a criminal offence if it has occurred in a residential property, whereas trespassing in a commercial property is not. You may find the police will be reluctant to evict squatters which can lengthen the whole process. A quicker and more effective way would be to enforce a Possession Order in the High Court, allowing you to use services of High Court enforcement officers for effective removal of squatters. Contact Equivo today for more information.

How long does it take to remove squatters?

Depending on the method you choose to remove squatters, this can vary. The quickest and most effective way would be to hire the services of Equivo High Court enforcement officers by enforcing a Possession Order in the High Court.

Can I physically remove squatters?

Whilst your situation is understandably frustrating, you can not use force to evict squatters from "non-occupied" properties or commercial premises. This is considered a civil matter and you will need to obtain a court order in order to evict. For residential premises where you already live or are about to live in the property, the use of force is permitted.

Let Equivo handle the entire squatter eviction process

By choosing Equivo to manage a squatter eviction, you can trust our team to conduct a safe and professional eviction, without you having unnecessary involvement or confrontation. From the serving of the eviction notice, to repossession of the property by experienced and fully insured enforcement agents, your case is in reliable hands.

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