A very compassionate defence…

By Jennifer - 19/05/2021 22:01

Today, I’ve been summoned to court because I found some homeless people living in a house I bought to renovate, and my brothers and I threw them out. Apparently even though it’s my property, they had some bullshit squatters rights. I can’t believe the courts are taking their complaint seriously. FML
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It’s the law. You have to legally evict.

We have squatters in our neighborhood and cops nor owners can do anything. They start fires, throw parties. And in most states you can't start the eviction till August. In our building we're the only ones who are paying rent. Good luck it's ridiculous how they treat folks who are doing right

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It’s the law. You have to legally evict.

Evict trespassers legally. Sounds reasonable.

once they are there for more than 30 days, they can claim squatters rights. the real problem is the person they didn't buy the house from did not evict them prior to selling, or he knew they were there and did not feel like going through the legal system to remove them, and left it for you to deal with. now, the question is, did he disclose that the home had squatters there, if he didn't, the OP can sue him to recover the legal costs, since he withheld relevant information prior to the sale being agreed to. something tells me the OP would not have bought the home if they knew about the squatters.

We have squatters in our neighborhood and cops nor owners can do anything. They start fires, throw parties. And in most states you can't start the eviction till August. In our building we're the only ones who are paying rent. Good luck it's ridiculous how they treat folks who are doing right

It isn't bullshit. Your issue is with either the seller, if they knew there were squatters present, or your lawyer, if they didn't make the correct enquiries of the seller, orfailed to report the issue to you. If you knew that they were there, but failed to check their rights, then your issue is with yourself!

I’ve been there, it was a 9month exercise to finally get my property back. To top it all off I had a bogus “human rights group” who would frequent said premises in two truckloads wielding crickets and the like It was a cluster fuck, so I feel you pain