I Have Discovered Trespassers on My Property − Now What?

    View Authors December 2016

    You have discovered trespassers on your property, what should you be doing next?

    Besides your own safety, timing is important when it comes to dealing with trespassers on your land and how long trespassers have been present can affect what remedies are available for you to recover possession of your property. The steps you can take will also depend on a number of factors including what type of property you have and the trespassers’ conduct on the property.

    It is important that you act quickly to deal with any trespassers on your land, but it is also key that any steps you take are safely within your rights. Do not approach the trespassers or engage in any confrontation with them.

    We have designed a key checklist to help you think about what steps you should be taking and when. Please note, this is just a general guide to help you understand the next steps you can take and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

    Please download the PDF checklist using the button above.