Legal Trespasser Removal

Traveller eviction is a big issue across the UK as open land, car parks, industrial areas and development sites are frequently targeted by roaming trespassers (also referred to as ‘travellers’ or ‘gypsies’) looking for transient locations to set up illegal encampments.

Camps quickly grow as news of unchallenged access spreads and more travellers, vehicles and caravans head for the site.

With little regard for surroundings or neighbours (and no amenities to handle rubbish generated by itinerant travellers) encampments quickly become areas strewn with litter, human and animal waste – meaning they also pose environmental problems (more information).

Property is often damaged (such as broken fences and gates) and theft from local shops and houses is frequently reported.

Common Law Eviction With 100% Success

A professional and legal approach is best if you want your site restored to you with minimum fuss and cost.

Under Common Law and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, any landowner has the right to evict trespassers from land within the first 24 hours.

With this right assigned to an agent or representative, Secure Site’s experienced Enforcement & Eviction team has acted on 100s of sites on behalf of landlords and, in strictly following the law and deadlines, has achieved 100% success in trespasser and traveller eviction, quickly and cost-effectively.


“I didn’t believe that evictions could be so quick. Exactly 7 days from discovering squatters in our warehouse to having possession again!”

Mr. Sadler

Nationwide Coverage

Secure Site UK provide a wide range of trespasser and traveller eviction and enforcement services via Enforcement Teams across the UK.

We start with full site risk assessments and liaison with local Police to inform them of the need to move trespassers off private land.

When necessary, our transport team arranges lifting equipment to forcibly remove offending trespasser vehicles.

Our experienced enforcement services teams know how to effectively communicate with trespassers to achieve the right result.

Clear-Up Operation & Preventing a Recurrence

Unfortunately, it’s usually only when the encampment leaves that the extent of the damage is realised as debris and fly-tipping is exposed.

The longer trespassers are on site, the worse build-up and damage will be and the more expensive the cost to the landlord for removal and repair – and the greater the headache and inconvenience.

We clear all waste deposited by travellers and advise on, and install, physical or manned security measures to protect your land from a recurrence.


If your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 0800 170 13 12.