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Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
Imagine you went on vacation, and when you returned, some homeless people broke into your house and changed the locks and decided to live there. Legally, they can and you’re not allowed to throw them out and the police can’t do anything either. You have to go through the eviction process to legally remove them from your property.

This might just be the dumbest and most infuriating law in existence.

Here’s an article about this exact scenario happening, and there’s many more articles out there about similar events:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.koaa.com/news/news5-investigates/2017/09/07/squatters-take-over-mans-home-while-hes-out-of-state/%3f_amp=true

I mean, it’s one thing if we’re talking about abandoned houses that have been unoccupied and neglected for years... but a person away on vacation is totally different.


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
Because people keep doing curls in the rack.


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
hard to prove how long squatters have been living in your vacation home if you kill them first


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
It’s like the stupid law that says a kid born to people here who snuck across the border illegally is automatically a US citizen.


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
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If someone enters your home while it’s unoccupied


It’s breaking and entering.


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Ross
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
How in the world is this not an immediate arrest for criminal breaking and entering, trespassing, and theft?

Definitely one of the stupidest laws I’ve ever heard of


MightyYat
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
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It’s like the stupid law that says a kid born to people here who snuck across the border illegally is automatically a US citizen.


Actually, it's not even close to same thing.


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elposter
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
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However, other squatters were not shy to taunt Hawkins.

“I’ve already talked to the police,” one squatter said. “We have another week before we legally have to be out of here.”

That news didn’t sit well with Hawkins.

“I’m a legal owner of the property but I can’t access it because these squatters have more rights than I do,” he said.

He’s right! According to the law, he can’t enter his own home without having permission from the squatters. He also can’t throw their stuff away without first evicting them.

“Look at this mess,” Hawkins told one squatter after he let him inside.

“Here’s your house,” the squatter replied. “It’s all f****d up!”




How pissed would you be?


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
What pisses me off more than people doing curls in the squat rack are people that occupy the preacher curl bench that are just using the bar.

Soy boy was in there yesterday doing upright rows with a preweighted 30lb bar at the preacher curl bench because he was too lazy to stretch another 2ft to set it down on the floor.

I put a stop to that shite with the quickness.


Oh...and, at least in Texas, the squatters must have been there for 10 years to have gained adverse possession. If not, you can have them evicted, arrested.
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
Do you even adverse possession bro?


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KingofthePoint
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
The FAQ section at the bottom of the article is insane. If the squatters leave, you can’t throw out their stuff.


dagrippa
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
bull shite lol


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
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Legally, they can and you’re not allowed to throw them out and the police can’t do anything either






Legally.

Quit being a pussy and take matters into your own hands. Law dog doesn’t need to know.

Just pay them a visit

Image: https://i.imgur.com/O2iEZYV.gif?1


And then dispose of the carcass. They’re barely even people. You can just put them in the dumpster or flush them down the toilet I think


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
Pretty much the same deal if you let a broad shack up at your place.

Did once and never will again.


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
They had this situation pop up on an episode of Live PD... and I believe it was with 1 of the Florida agencies where it happened.

owner called the cops to get some squatters out of their vacation house (I believe it was a snowbird from Massachusetts)... cop basically said I can't do anything... you have to go through civil court and and evict them

I got so pissed off watching that segment... squatters laws should not exist


Jim Rockford
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
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I put a stop to that shite with the quickness.


You hit the lunk alarm?


Oilfieldbiology
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
How do these laws exist?


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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
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bull shite lol
I thought so too, but look it up. It’s happened to many people, and it’s infuriating reading about it.



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Pettifogger
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re: Why do “squatter’s rights” exist? It’s beyond messed up.
This isn't really how it works, at least in most places.

The story you linked involved an absent owner who rented to someone who invited the squatters (allegedly).

You're not leaving for a Carnival cruise and having to evict people who broke into your house


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