Trespassers take many forms: commercial tenants remaining in occupation of office space after the end of their lease, squatters in abandoned buildings and large groups occupying open spaces with caravans and vehicles. 

Local authorities, police and landowners already have a range of powers to remove trespassers but it is proposed that further laws should be introduced.

Ed Cracknell appears in Estates Gazette discussing the laws in place against trespassers.

Trespass not against us is available to read on the Estates Gazette website via subscription. 

Ed is a senior associate in the property litigation team. He specialises in all aspects of property litigation and property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.