Is there any way to disable protection (which prevents you from building or destroying anything in/around a trader settlement)? Are there any console commands i could use, or some other ways to get around this protection?
If you are on a PC you can modify the
prefabs.xml file. Set
trader_area="False" and reduce all
protection values to
0 that should remove the trader protection and disable the teleport feature.
As far as I know there is no claim block in the trader area so building near it after the xml changes are made should be possible.
If you are on a console, you can't change the xml files as far as I know and you won't be able to do that.
If you play on a server, the server admin will have to make the changes to the xml files there.