An occupation order is also used to provide protection for the applicant or their child, this can include:
- the respondent being excluded from the home or a part of the home
- the applicant being granted a right to occupy the home
The court can still assist if the property is not owned by the applicant or if it is rented. It can also help with practical matters such as who should pay the rent/mortgage.
It is possible for a power of arrest to be attached to an occupation order.