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Removing Trespassers from Commercial Property

Occupation of commercial property by squatters is a recurring and expensive problem, whether it’s an open site invaded by travellers, or a vacant retail unit occupied by illegal traders.

Module Duration: 18 minutes

Areas covered

The module includes consideration of the practical steps to be taken to minimise the time for recovery of possession from squatters of various kinds: from first knowing of the problem, through to enforcement, including the role of the police and the local authority, the likely timescale and cost of different types of legal action. Also considered are the practical alternatives to legal action.