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.
To assist members with illegal encampment problems, the NFU has produced an Illegal Encampment Farmer Information Pack. Contained within this pack is information regarding police & local authority powers, possession orders and GRC Bailiffs.
NFU Farmer & Grower 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.