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Squatters (by ricknstl [MO]) Feb 10, 2024 7:00 PM
       Squatters (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 10, 2024 7:17 PM
       Squatters (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 10, 2024 8:42 PM
       Squatters (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 10, 2024 8:53 PM
       Squatters (by RB [TN]) Feb 10, 2024 9:30 PM
       Squatters (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 11, 2024 5:32 AM
       Squatters (by Vee [OH]) Feb 11, 2024 7:37 AM
       Squatters (by zero [IN]) Feb 11, 2024 9:06 AM
       Squatters (by Jason [VA]) Feb 11, 2024 9:59 AM
       Squatters (by zero [IN]) Feb 11, 2024 11:50 AM
       Squatters (by MikeA [TX]) Feb 11, 2024 7:05 PM
       Squatters (by Mike45 [NV]) Feb 12, 2024 4:53 PM

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Squatters (by ricknstl [MO]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 7:00 PM
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It looks like squatters are really becoming a big problem in some parts of the country and the issue seems to be spreading. Lt. Col. Dahlia Daure said a man with a lengthy criminal history was squatting in her Atlanta-area home while she is away on active duty & he refuses to move out. People are afraid to go on vacation for fear or returning home to squatters. Sheeeesh

--71.10.xxx.xxx




Squatters (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 7:17 PM
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Squatter broke into a rented home while my tenants were on a second honeymoon. They sold off the tenants expensive stuff.

When my tenants returned, the locks were changed. They called 911, the police emergency number here in Los Angeles, and a recording said, "We don't know when we will be able to answer your call, or come out"!

So I got called, and drove out. I picked the locks and gained entry. The squatters a division of free legal aid and a miracle happened. The police showed up to arrest me, even though my tenants, with a lease in hand, said I was the owner.

I would not allow the police to handcuff me or arrest me, I stood my ground. Now I have to defend my actions in court next week. --47.155.xx.xxx




Squatters (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 8:42 PM
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Robert J, you really make me glad that I don't live in CA. --73.190.xxx.xxx




Squatters (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 8:53 PM
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rick,

In each recession our squatter issues re-surfaced. Minor but still a concern.

I would consider the current housing situation similar to a recession in that people are desperate for shelter.

MY city is cracking down/cleaning out homeless camps in hidden areas in and around town, so they are PUSHING homeless persons to look for sheds, garages, empty rental homes...

We make a special effort to securely lock up vacant areas. If the home has a shed we make certain it has a good hasp for the res' padlock.

Also, several SimpliSafe alarm systems we move around to vacants. Cheaper than a German Shepherd.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Squatters (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 9:30 PM
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If they wont legally earn it,

they will illegally take it.

Hang on to your Hats. --69.130.xxx.xxx




Squatters (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2024 5:32 AM
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I just spent $800 to obtain records to show L.A. City and the L.A.P.D. do arrest owners when they know they broke no laws and the squatters will violate anyone or anything to put a roof over their heads. --47.155.xx.xxx




Squatters (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2024 7:37 AM
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In my big city there is discussion to have property owners pay a -vacant house -fee, no disclosure on how much or why so I am mounting a campaign to have this billed to an outgoing resident who does not leave the apartment or house clean enough for re-rental without repair and/or cleaning, there is a couple nearby areas which adopted this fee but really nothing to show for the added expense, but if we could re-rent the house as quick as sec8 authorities want the out-in process to move along, I am sure this will raise a few councilpersons feathers as my big city and nearby Akron,Ohio share the 2 worst cities to live in the united states. --184.59.xxx.xx




Squatters (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2024 9:06 AM
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That's odd at best for the vacant house fee.

So you just have to put anybody in there and leave the place in the condition that the last tenant left it?

Really helps one get the place nicer.

Interested in hearing more about this. Time frames allowed between tenants, costs of fees, what is provided for the fees, fines for not paying the fees.

Over reach is such a more common thing now it seems. --107.147.xx.xx




Squatters (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2024 9:59 AM
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“I would not allow the police to handcuff me or arrest me, I stood my ground.”

Congratulations sir, you have won the “Stupidest comment made on the internet today” award. --174.193.xx.xx




Squatters (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2024 11:50 AM
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He is collecting a lot of them.

He should be close to having the entire set by now. --107.147.xx.xx




Squatters (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2024 7:05 PM
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Vee, if the city is issuing a license for a vacant house then then the city must require police to remove any squatters violating that license, right?

You should add that to your campaign. --209.205.xxx.xx




Squatters (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 4:53 PM
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For the past five years or so, I had have a couple of house-sitters who I move into any vacant homes to protect against squatters. They live there during rehabilitation and then until the next tenant is ready to move in.

The entire neighborhood knows when the prior tenants move out, so the entire neighborhood (including all teenagers and gang-members/wannabees) knows when the place is empty. Having house-sitters keeps the kids from breaking in for a comfortable party house or sex-pad and keeps squatters from moving in.

--71.38.xx.xxx



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