With offices based in the South East, London & the Midlands, we cover all of the UK, so no matter where you are, we are able to offer the same responsive service and delivery and protect your site.
There are few major cities in Britain that are not currently blighted by squatters, whether it be from the apparent social acceptability of occupying another person’s vacant premises, particularly if they are better off – and especially if they are famous! Numbers are further boosted by the influx of immigrants from other parts of Europe and the plethora of websites offering information on “vacant” sites to would-be squatters and how to go about gaining entry and claim “squatters’ rights”, by posting a Section 6 Notice or Section 144 Notice in the window or on the front door.
All too often, the Police will try to shift the responsibility of removing the squatters claiming that it is a “civil matter”, with no proof of a crime having been committed. In fact, squatters will often have committed a number of offences, including breaking and entering and criminal damage, both of which are arrestable.
Speed & Accuracy
You need to act quickly once you discover squatters in your premises – to limit the damage and costs. With the rules and timings being so strict for completing, submitting and serving papers and notices, it’s no surprise that the majority of ‘do-it-yourself’ applications fail on a technicality. However, with years of experience, up-to-date legal knowledge and meticulous detail, our Enforcement Team boasts a 100% success record in regaining possession of the building within 2 weeks, saving 8 weeks off the usual protracted process as well as 2 months more damage and theft.
Once rightfully restored to you, we can advise on and assist with the clean-up operation of your property, which may include the removal of human waste or sharps and needles, whilst advising you on a range security measures you can put in place to prevent a further illegal occupation of your property.