Adverse Possession

Squatting, also known as ‘adverse possession’, is when unwanted occupants enter a property without permission in order to live there.

This can be a nuisance for property owners and may cause damage to the building. What’s more, if squatters settle for over 10 years, they may apply for ownership of the land.

Squatters can be evicted with an interim possession order (IPO) or a claim for possession, but it is a criminal offence to remove them yourself using force or threats of force..

It is very important in these situations that you act fast and evict the tenants as a matter of urgency. Call 020 7963 8690 or email law@cgnaylor.co.uk for more information.