Certificated Bailiffs: Gypsy Evictions: Immediate Service: Encampments on land moved within 24 Hours: England Wales

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No landlord or owner or tenant wants Gypsy, traveller or itinerant encampments on their land. The Police will not move them on for you and the local council will prosecute under planning legislation if you do not move them on.

It is a fact that, at any one time, more than 25,000 travellers are on the move throughout England & Wales with no permanent base. If gypsies arrive on your land, car park or disused site speedy action is required. If you do nothing and hope they will go away you are very very wrong and it is a decision you will regret. Once travellers are on a site, if they are not challenged immediately they will contact other travellers and tell them. Suddenly the problem has grown exponentially. Even worse, the bigger the problem the bigger the cost of removal. Dale Farm got out of control and took millions to clear.

Dealing with the problem of gypsies immediately not only clears the site quickly, it keeps down the cost of the eviction and the subsequent clearing of the site.

Once you have contacted The Bailiff Company to remove an illegal gypsy encampment we know we have to move fast. Your case is urgent and it will be handled personally by one of our senior staff.

We will try our utmost to have a Bailiff on site within hours / same day to make sure the removal process starts as quickly as possible.

Our Bailiff(s) will visit the site and will personally serve every caravan owner / gypsy with a legal notice to quit, giving them AT MOST 24 hours to vacate the site. Similar legal notices will be posted in waterproof sleeves at every entrance and exit to the site. The Bailiff(s) will also talk with all the gypsies on site and attempt to reach an agreement with them as to when they will leave the site voluntarily. Whilst you may not like that, a forced eviction can be expensive both in manpower and machinery and some agreement with the travellers can reduce costs dramatically. We are there to evict the gyspies in the most economical manner for you the client.

We will then wait for the expiry of the agreed time or a 24 hour period. Should the gypsies / travellers not have vacated the site we will send Bailiffs back to supervise a forced eviction. The local Police will be notified and requested to attend. They will ensure that there is no breach of the Peace. A local contractor will be brought in to remove all vehicles and caravans to the nearest public highway. The site can then be secured with barriers / concrete road blockers.

Costs are always an issue and here at The Bailiff Company we try our hardest to keep them to a minimum whilst charging a realistic price for an effective and valuable service which has ever present dangers for our staff.

We generally charge a fixed fee for the posting / serving of notices on the gypsies and a further fixed fee for attendance to remove. That fee during 2013 is £250 + vat for each visit, but is subject to change. You should confirm the fixed cost with our office.

If there is a large number of gypsies or they have shown themselves to be aggressive / violent towards personnel on site such as your staff, we may have to send additional bailiffs. Should that become neccesary we will discuss the situation with you. An additional hourly rate will be charged for each bailiff required.

You can be confident that we have never had to send additional staff, nor have we ever had to complete a forced eviction.

The Law regarding the removal of gypsy / traveller illegal encampments is clear and concise. It is covered by Halsbury's Laws of England under The Common Law, The Civil Procedure Rules, The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act1994. It should be noted that the powers given to Police and Local Authorities are just that, Powers not Duties. Whilst they can act they are nor forced or obliged to. In addition, should either do so they would then have to undertake social and risk assesments and act in accordance with all Human Rights legislation, which may make their action far longer than a swift, 24 hour Common Law action. There is also a Home Office Guidance Publication which lays out procedures to be carried out for the removal of an illegal encampment. The Home Office Guidance as well as repeating the law as it stands, gives advice that "swift and effective enforcement is called for" and that where problematic encampments are allowed to remain confict can be inflamed.

It adds that IMMEDIATE ACTION should be taken to remove encampments on business & retail parks.

Common law powers

• can only be used by the landowner;

• are used to regain possession of land;

• does not require the involvement of the courts;

• enforced by the landowner and/or private bailiffs where necessary;

• does not provide any sanctions offence for the return of trespassers onto land.

Part 55 Civil Procedures Rules

• can only be used by the landowner;

• are used to regain possession of land;

• require civil court procedure;

• possession is enforced by county court bailiffs, where necessary;

• do not provide any sanctions for the return of trespassers onto land.

Sections 77-78 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

• can only be used by a local authority;

• can be used on any land within the local authority's area, irrespective of ownership;

• are used to remove identified individuals from land;

• only require the involvement of the courts when unauthorised campers do not leave when directed to do so;

• possession is enforced by local authority officers or private bailiffs employed by the local authority;

• the return of unauthorised campers and/or their vehicles to the location within three months carries criminal sanctions.

Sections 61-62 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

• can only be used by the police;

• can be used on any land except the highway;

• are used to remove identified individuals and/or their vehicles from land;

• there must be two or more persons trespassing on the land before the power can be used;

• do not require the involvement of the courts;

• possession is enforced by the police;

• the return of unauthorised campers to the location within three months carries criminal sanctions.

Section 62A-E Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

• can only be used where an alternative site is available;

• can only be used by the police;

• can be used on any land;

• is used to remove identified individuals and/or their vehicles from the land;

• does not require the involvement of the courts;

• possession is enforced by the police;

• the return of unauthorised campers to the local authority area within three months carries criminal sanctions.

To give examples of this past week, The Bailiff Company has been engaged in gypsy and traveller removal of illegal encampments around the country.

In Rugby there was a large camp where concrete hard standing had been laid. With Police assistance they were removed the same day. This was by agreement and no force was used.

In Rochdale a number of travellers had set up camp on the pivate car park of an internet company, disrupting their business, clients and staff. With the assitance of the Police and on site security the travellers agreed to move on within a 24 hour period. Again no force was required.

In Oxford only one caravan was involved. They were nasty and aggressive and were refusing to leave a grassland. Despite their protests they moved on within 12 hours of our Bailiff attending.

We have also been involved in the removal of abandoned horses and gypsy horses fly grazing on land

Requests continue to come in and our specialist team of Bailiffs are ever prepared to turn out often at short notice to rid you of any illegal gypsy encampment throughout the country.

Select the correct warrant and click the link. A new document will open which you should complete and email to enforcement@thebailiffhub.co.uk

We will then take care of everything and send you confirmation of receipt and anticipated attendance times.

Warrant to Remove Gypsies Click Here

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