The significance of safeguarding your property cannot be overstated. Beyond the immediate protection of your material possessions, it also delivers an invaluable sense of tranquillity. This peace of mind stems from the knowledge that your home or business is shielded from potential threat
So, what exactly does 'reasonable force' mean? Picture this: someone has wandered onto your lawn. A gentle but firm verbal request to leave should suffice. Now, imagine a scenario where the trespasser becomes aggressive and poses a direct threat to you or your property. In such cases, you may have to employ slightly more force, always ensuring it’s proportional to the threat faced.
While trespass typically conjures up images of unauthorised intrusion into physical properties, there's another form of trespass that doesn't necessarily involve setting foot on someone else's land - and that's nuisance trespass.