Can a landlord or tenant take action against a trespasser ?
Yes, but usually this will involve applying for a possession order from the court.
These proceedings are known as a "claim against trespassers" under the Civil Procedure Rules Part 55. This is similar to the standard possession procedure.
It is possible to apply for a quick temporary possession order against a trespasser, known as an "Interim Possession Order" before the final order is made.
Questions & Answers
- What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
- Can a landlord start possession proceedings before the fixed period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end?
- Once the period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end does the tenant have to leave?
- How much notice does a landlord have to give a tenant under an assured shorthold tenancy before he or she can apply for a possession order?
- If the landlord does not pay his or her mortgage and the lender wants to repossess the property, does the tenant have any rights?
- Can a landlord or tenant take action against a trespasser?
- What happens if a landlord evicts a tenant without a court possession order?
- If a property is in need of repair is the tenant or the landlord responsible for carrying out repairs?