occupation order is a 'protective order' which regulates
the occupation of the family home.
Occupation can be used to exclude someone
entirely from the family home, but they can also be used
- enforce the right to remain in
occupation of the property,
- require permission to enter and
remain in the property,
- regulate the occupation of the
- prohibit, suspend or restrict the
exercise of occupation in the property,
- require the departure from the
- exclude from a defined area in
which the property is located.
An Occupation Order will only be granted
in very serious circumstances as it can exclude someone
from the home in which they are legally entitled to live
i.e. they jointly or solely own the property.
Very strict tests are applied before an
Occupation Order can be granted.