CPO enforcement

National Eviction Team

The National Eviction Team was formed in 1995 and is part of High Court Enforcement Group.

The National Eviction Team are protester, squatter and traveller removal experts and the directors have over 250 years of combined experience.

We can evict on behalf of government bodies, local authorities, and utilities companies as well as lawyers acting on their behalf where occupiers remain after there has been a compulsory purchase order issued.


All our certificated enforcement agents have award winning in house training including Level 3 in protester management, you can find out more about our training here.

Compulsory purchase order enforcement

The Compulsory Purchase Order provides the authority for enforcement, this means we can act without a writ of possession.

Eviction under a compulsory purchase order is often an emotionally charged and therefore by default it can be a difficult and contentious eviction process where occupiers are prepared to resist removal. It is important that this is considered for any eviction taking place. We undertake a full risk assessment, and this includes looking at potential risks to everyone involved including members of the public.

We have experience in undertaking these types of evictions and we will be fully prepared for the common delay tactics used which include the following:

  • Lock-ons
  • Barricades
  • Protests underground
  • Protests at height

Working with the police

We will ensure that the local police are aware of the eviction and that they are aware of the risk assessment and potential hazards.

Post eviction security

We will look at how you can secure the site as this is important and we can provide manned security using our SIA licenced security.

The enforcement of writs of possession

A guide to the removal of activists, trespassers and travellers under a High Court writ of possession


The enforcement of writs of control

A guide to the recovery of debt under a High Court writ of control