Squatters rights

I do not think that squatters should have any rights to keep people out of their property which they have bought.Surely it is treapassing to enter someone else's property even if the doors are unlocked .This should be changed so that home owners have the right to chuck squatters out of their property and live in thier own property.They should not have to spend money to make this happen.

Why is this idea important?

I do not think that squatters should have any rights to keep people out of their property which they have bought.Surely it is treapassing to enter someone else's property even if the doors are unlocked .This should be changed so that home owners have the right to chuck squatters out of their property and live in thier own property.They should not have to spend money to make this happen.

Removal of travellers from land they have no right to use

Whilst there should be some level of protection for people who choose a less conventional lifestyle it should not be at the expense of others. I am not an expert in these laws so am unable to say precisely which laws need to be repealed but as it stands the balance needs readdressing and I suggest that making it less onerous for landowners to reclaim their land would be a suitable proposal for further consideration.

Why is this idea important?

Whilst there should be some level of protection for people who choose a less conventional lifestyle it should not be at the expense of others. I am not an expert in these laws so am unable to say precisely which laws need to be repealed but as it stands the balance needs readdressing and I suggest that making it less onerous for landowners to reclaim their land would be a suitable proposal for further consideration.

Abolish Aggravated Trespass Law

The hunting fraternity are frantically hoping to get the Hunting Act repealed.  Anti-hunt campaigners know that, with David Cameron in No. 10, they may get their wish.

Tory Michael Howard created the Aggravated Trespass legislation specifically to criminalise hunt sabbing. Prior to this, entering land to try and save a fox, hare of deer from the hunt was just a ciivil offence, not a police matter.   Aggravated Trespass effectively means that the state devotes resources to assisting hunters to commit acts of gross cruelty upon animals. 

Why is this idea important?

The hunting fraternity are frantically hoping to get the Hunting Act repealed.  Anti-hunt campaigners know that, with David Cameron in No. 10, they may get their wish.

Tory Michael Howard created the Aggravated Trespass legislation specifically to criminalise hunt sabbing. Prior to this, entering land to try and save a fox, hare of deer from the hunt was just a ciivil offence, not a police matter.   Aggravated Trespass effectively means that the state devotes resources to assisting hunters to commit acts of gross cruelty upon animals. 

Trespass and Squatters Rights

Take Trespass out of Civil Law and put it into Criminal Law so the police have to deal with it.

Remove any squatters rights and make the police remove any squatters after a complaint has been made against them unless they can provide documentary proof of their right or permission to be there.

Why is this idea important?

Take Trespass out of Civil Law and put it into Criminal Law so the police have to deal with it.

Remove any squatters rights and make the police remove any squatters after a complaint has been made against them unless they can provide documentary proof of their right or permission to be there.

My Home Is My Castle

There has been a huge increase in the number of people who can enter a private home without the permission of the home owner.

I would like all of these "rights of entry" to be abolished and if any are regarded as essential for the safety of the community then they should only be allowed on production of a search warrant endorsed by the court..

Why is this idea important?

There has been a huge increase in the number of people who can enter a private home without the permission of the home owner.

I would like all of these "rights of entry" to be abolished and if any are regarded as essential for the safety of the community then they should only be allowed on production of a search warrant endorsed by the court..

Bailiff legislation

Bailiffs are allowed to enter a house through the door or window if it is open – this is disgraceful, they should only be allowed to enter the house if the owner / occupier has signed a document confirming this and they should also have to leave the property / garden area if requested to do so.

Why is this idea important?

Bailiffs are allowed to enter a house through the door or window if it is open – this is disgraceful, they should only be allowed to enter the house if the owner / occupier has signed a document confirming this and they should also have to leave the property / garden area if requested to do so.

Burglars Rights

I know burglars are human beings and it doesn't mean that they have any less rights – but by intently breaking into someone's property (and therefore disregarding others rights i.e privacy) it doesn't seem fair that their rights are defendable just as much as a citizen who respects others rights. surely a society that is better is one where everybody respects everybody – therefore a burglar wouldn't contribute holistically to a better society. i believe a deterrent to this is if the burglar doesn't have as many rights as they have today – therefore reducing the amount of burglars and the increasing the contribution towards a better society.

i'm not a lawyer and don't know any loopholes or cases but you do hear of those where a burglar injure his toe or falls on something sharp when breaking in and claims against the owner of the property. other laws have received criticism for not allowing an owner of a home to react against a criminal intruder OR making the owner feel like they cannot react because if they do they will be subject to the judicial system. 

to conclude, i believe that burglars should have less rights than they do currently. although killing another human is wrong – owners should have more rights against intruders; such as reasonable force or harm, i.e being able to hurt an intruders arm or leg in order to disarm them or encourage them to leave or use force to hold them until police arrive. not only this but any accidental harm a burglar experiences would be seen as there own fault as it was there decision to break into a property. finally, i propose that an owner isn't scrutinized because they may keep an object of protection with them in their bedroom – it may be forward planned but it doesn't mean they WANT to use it.

Why is this idea important?

I know burglars are human beings and it doesn't mean that they have any less rights – but by intently breaking into someone's property (and therefore disregarding others rights i.e privacy) it doesn't seem fair that their rights are defendable just as much as a citizen who respects others rights. surely a society that is better is one where everybody respects everybody – therefore a burglar wouldn't contribute holistically to a better society. i believe a deterrent to this is if the burglar doesn't have as many rights as they have today – therefore reducing the amount of burglars and the increasing the contribution towards a better society.

i'm not a lawyer and don't know any loopholes or cases but you do hear of those where a burglar injure his toe or falls on something sharp when breaking in and claims against the owner of the property. other laws have received criticism for not allowing an owner of a home to react against a criminal intruder OR making the owner feel like they cannot react because if they do they will be subject to the judicial system. 

to conclude, i believe that burglars should have less rights than they do currently. although killing another human is wrong – owners should have more rights against intruders; such as reasonable force or harm, i.e being able to hurt an intruders arm or leg in order to disarm them or encourage them to leave or use force to hold them until police arrive. not only this but any accidental harm a burglar experiences would be seen as there own fault as it was there decision to break into a property. finally, i propose that an owner isn't scrutinized because they may keep an object of protection with them in their bedroom – it may be forward planned but it doesn't mean they WANT to use it.

Land Invasion by travellers/gypsies

Over the last few years travellers and gypsies have moved onto land all over the country mainly during the summer months, a lot of them have homes in residential areas already but use the summer months as an excuse to get into a vehicle and tow a caravan to the nearest piece of land where they set up site with others of a similar nature and cause absolute havoc for land owners and residents.

They follow supposed horse fairs arond the country and on setting up sites getting to these places cause disruption to residents by moving onto any land that is unprotected and start to "work" in the area doing poor quality tree work and drive laying usually leaving the remenants of such work where they camp causing land owners and local authorites a lot of work and expence clearing the mess up.They also prey on vulnerable members of the community part completing odd jobs and normally shoddy and poor quality work.They drag their children around with them and quite quickly they are out of the education system.

These horse fairs should be banned  and the police should be given powers to remove them from any land instantly in company with the land owner instead of the police having to advise landowners of the civil action they have to take to get them off land which is costly and time consuming for all and usually these people get wind of what is going on and move just before any enforcement can be taken which can take weeks.

The Police feel powerless in these situations and landowners feel the police are not doing their jobs but they have no powers unless there are specific grounds and these people know how to avoid situations in order for the police to be powerless.

Lets have legislation made that gives the police the power to move these people on or face arrest and lets have these cruel horse fairs banned completely then there will be no excuse for them to travel the country causing the problems associated with them.

Why is this idea important?

Over the last few years travellers and gypsies have moved onto land all over the country mainly during the summer months, a lot of them have homes in residential areas already but use the summer months as an excuse to get into a vehicle and tow a caravan to the nearest piece of land where they set up site with others of a similar nature and cause absolute havoc for land owners and residents.

They follow supposed horse fairs arond the country and on setting up sites getting to these places cause disruption to residents by moving onto any land that is unprotected and start to "work" in the area doing poor quality tree work and drive laying usually leaving the remenants of such work where they camp causing land owners and local authorites a lot of work and expence clearing the mess up.They also prey on vulnerable members of the community part completing odd jobs and normally shoddy and poor quality work.They drag their children around with them and quite quickly they are out of the education system.

These horse fairs should be banned  and the police should be given powers to remove them from any land instantly in company with the land owner instead of the police having to advise landowners of the civil action they have to take to get them off land which is costly and time consuming for all and usually these people get wind of what is going on and move just before any enforcement can be taken which can take weeks.

The Police feel powerless in these situations and landowners feel the police are not doing their jobs but they have no powers unless there are specific grounds and these people know how to avoid situations in order for the police to be powerless.

Lets have legislation made that gives the police the power to move these people on or face arrest and lets have these cruel horse fairs banned completely then there will be no excuse for them to travel the country causing the problems associated with them.

Remove the right of council officials to enter OUR private properties without your permission!!

Did you know that council workers have the right to enter YOUR private property without a warrant or YOUR permission!! 

'Inspectors are now legally authorised to enter people’s homes to check  the energy ratings on refrigerators and that hedges are not too high'.

Officials were also accused of covertly monitoring homeowners’ waste disposal and penalising those who were not recycling.

Labour were the government of control. Let's get this disgraceful infringement of our freedom SCRAPPED!!

Why is this idea important?

Did you know that council workers have the right to enter YOUR private property without a warrant or YOUR permission!! 

'Inspectors are now legally authorised to enter people’s homes to check  the energy ratings on refrigerators and that hedges are not too high'.

Officials were also accused of covertly monitoring homeowners’ waste disposal and penalising those who were not recycling.

Labour were the government of control. Let's get this disgraceful infringement of our freedom SCRAPPED!!

Repeal the Hunting Act

The Hunting Act 2004 should be repealed. The welfare of the fox population and the vitality of the countryside depends on it. It is the most humane form of fox control which is both selective and beneficial to the fox population. The law, morover, is badly written and non sensicle.

Why is this idea important?

The Hunting Act 2004 should be repealed. The welfare of the fox population and the vitality of the countryside depends on it. It is the most humane form of fox control which is both selective and beneficial to the fox population. The law, morover, is badly written and non sensicle.

Why do we owe a duty of care to people who break in to our homes?

I believe that we should scrap the duty of care laws in relation to people who have broken in to our homes. If somebody is trying to steal anything from my property and they injure themselves why is that my fault? They should not have been there in the first place and if they get into my home and I defend my family by using force why is it possible for the intruder to sue me. These laws are ridiculous.

If somebody who has broken into a persons property tries to bring a prosecution against the owner of the property either civil or criminal then they should be prosecuted for wasting the courts time. This would soon stop these criminals from profiting from homeowners even if they were unsuccesful in stealing from them but got injured either entering or leaving the property. Where are the rights of the homeowners? It is said that an Englishmans home is his castle and castle's were designed to repel people from entering them so why are we not allowed to do the same. If somebody breaks into my home and I catch them am I supposed to wave them out of the front door and say be careful how you go I wouldn't want you getting injured or should I be allowed to defend my family and property in any way I deem fit.

Why is this idea important?

I believe that we should scrap the duty of care laws in relation to people who have broken in to our homes. If somebody is trying to steal anything from my property and they injure themselves why is that my fault? They should not have been there in the first place and if they get into my home and I defend my family by using force why is it possible for the intruder to sue me. These laws are ridiculous.

If somebody who has broken into a persons property tries to bring a prosecution against the owner of the property either civil or criminal then they should be prosecuted for wasting the courts time. This would soon stop these criminals from profiting from homeowners even if they were unsuccesful in stealing from them but got injured either entering or leaving the property. Where are the rights of the homeowners? It is said that an Englishmans home is his castle and castle's were designed to repel people from entering them so why are we not allowed to do the same. If somebody breaks into my home and I catch them am I supposed to wave them out of the front door and say be careful how you go I wouldn't want you getting injured or should I be allowed to defend my family and property in any way I deem fit.

Trespass and access to land

It is wrong for landowners and farmers to be able to fence off vast swathes of the countryside.  People should be able to walk on any piece of land provided they do not:

1. Go within a certain distance of a residence (e.g. 400 metres).  This would protect gardens and the privacy of people's homes.

2. Cause any damage.  For example, if there are crops planted in a field people should walk around the edge rather than through the middle.

3. Drop litter, cause excessive noise or in any other way affect the quality of the land.

Why is this idea important?

It is wrong for landowners and farmers to be able to fence off vast swathes of the countryside.  People should be able to walk on any piece of land provided they do not:

1. Go within a certain distance of a residence (e.g. 400 metres).  This would protect gardens and the privacy of people's homes.

2. Cause any damage.  For example, if there are crops planted in a field people should walk around the edge rather than through the middle.

3. Drop litter, cause excessive noise or in any other way affect the quality of the land.

Trespass and access to land

It is wrong for landowners and farmers to be able to fence off vast swathes of the countryside.  People should be able to walk on any piece of land provided they do not:

1. Go within a certain distance of a residence (e.g. 400 metres).  This would protect gardens and the privacy of people's homes.

2. Cause any damage.  For example, if there are crops planted in a field people should walk around the edge rather than through the middle.

3. Drop litter, cause excessive noise or in any other way affect the quality of the land.

Why is this idea important?

It is wrong for landowners and farmers to be able to fence off vast swathes of the countryside.  People should be able to walk on any piece of land provided they do not:

1. Go within a certain distance of a residence (e.g. 400 metres).  This would protect gardens and the privacy of people's homes.

2. Cause any damage.  For example, if there are crops planted in a field people should walk around the edge rather than through the middle.

3. Drop litter, cause excessive noise or in any other way affect the quality of the land.

Your home is sacrosanct

Remove the right of utility companies and others to enter a private home without permission. Entering a home without permission should only be legal with a warrant issued in relation to a criminal investigation.

If it is judged that the right must be maintained for some organisations, then minimum compensation of £20,000 should be payable for misuse of the right.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the right of utility companies and others to enter a private home without permission. Entering a home without permission should only be legal with a warrant issued in relation to a criminal investigation.

If it is judged that the right must be maintained for some organisations, then minimum compensation of £20,000 should be payable for misuse of the right.

No Ball Games reintroduced to prevent trespassing

It is now totally impossible for anyone to stop people for trespassing on property to retrieve balls. Police at the moment seem unwilling or unable to deal with such matters, mainly because young people seem to have more rights than adults in this nanny state climate. This causes not only stress to the owner of the property but also potential damage to property and its contents. We need the ability for councils to reintroduce the "No Ball Games" signs in areas deemed to be unsuitable for ball games, particularly when a designated play area is within a certain distance and there is danger from traffic on the roads.

Why is this idea important?

It is now totally impossible for anyone to stop people for trespassing on property to retrieve balls. Police at the moment seem unwilling or unable to deal with such matters, mainly because young people seem to have more rights than adults in this nanny state climate. This causes not only stress to the owner of the property but also potential damage to property and its contents. We need the ability for councils to reintroduce the "No Ball Games" signs in areas deemed to be unsuitable for ball games, particularly when a designated play area is within a certain distance and there is danger from traffic on the roads.

Protect my land

Allow forced eviction of long-term (more than a few minutes, for example, so not your casual trespassor who is briefly crossing your land) trespass on land I own. If immigrants or travellers take up residence in my field/shed/garden/tree (as seen in press in recent months) then they should be forcibly evicted without question as it is my land, not theirs.

Why is this idea important?

Allow forced eviction of long-term (more than a few minutes, for example, so not your casual trespassor who is briefly crossing your land) trespass on land I own. If immigrants or travellers take up residence in my field/shed/garden/tree (as seen in press in recent months) then they should be forcibly evicted without question as it is my land, not theirs.