“Squatters” use Adverse Possession laws to live FREE in vacant homes

“Squatters” use Adverse Possession laws to live FREE in vacant homes. Even the Sheriff can’t do much until the bank or new owner steps up.We all know how harmful foreclosure is for homeowners, entire neighborhoods and our financial system. Adverse possessors can make a bad situation even worse. For example, evicting adverse possessors takes more time and money for banks and new owners, perpetuating eye-sores and de-valuation for neighbors even longer. Adverse possession dates back hundreds of years to a time when the law was intended to encourage productive use of land by farmers and pioneers and is a good example of old laws that don’t seem to make much sense today. Check out Shari’s NBC clip   http://homeownershipmatters.houselogic.com/

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Submitted by Sarah on

Shari:

Just received your news letter today. Good stuff! I'd like to discuss a couple of bizarre condo issues with you regarding Florida property. Usually on condo payment delinquency and suspension of amenity privileges for non-payment of dues.

John Yednick

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