An illegal encampment, also known as an unauthorised encampment, is the unlawful occupation of land without permission from the landowner or occupier. This constitutes a trespass, which is a civil law matter.?
NFU members are entitled to a 10% discount on GRC Bailiffs eviction fees as well as a 12.5% discount on fees if they instruct the NFU Panel Solicitors to obtain a possession order.
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Illegal Encampment Farmer Information Pack
Members who subscribe to the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme may apply for financial contributions towards their fees. Each case will be considered on its own facts and merits before financial support is granted (if any at all)*.
How do I get a pack?
- Members should phone NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458 and ask to speak to one of our specialist advisors to discuss how to deal with any issues involving unlawful encampments.
- Guides from the pack can also be downloaded in the 'Related Documents' below (requires member login).
Business Guide 008: Illegal Encampments and Other Forms of Trespass: Police and Local Authority Powers
Business Guide 009: Illegal Encampments and Applying for a Possession Order
GRC Bailiffs Terms of Engagement – Eviction Services
*normal Legal Assistance Scheme rules apply.