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  • Airbnb renters refuse to leave, put up no trespassing sign on North Carolina woman's property

    06/09/2024 2:06:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    abc7.com ^ | June 7, 2024 | Diane Wilson
    A months-long Airbnb rental has become a nightmare for the North Carolina host, because the renters refuse to leave. A single parent in the Triangle is out money and now is having to fight to get her property back. "Now they're refusing to leave until there's an eviction order. I think they're just trying to gain time to stay there for free because they haven't paid," Farzana Rahman said. This all started when Rahman's most recent Airbnb guests made a long-term rental reservation through Airbnb. They checked in on October 25 with a check out date of May 24. When...
  • Bizarre murder case: An Oakland man was shot dead while allegedly hurling concrete at cars outside home filled with squatters and stray dogs

    05/10/2024 8:04:46 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 22 replies
    Head Topics ^ | 5/10/24 | United States Headlines News
    OAKLAND — A 47-year-old man was shot and killed while using a sledgehammer to break up concrete chunks and hurl them at cars and property, and now the suspect is behind bars facing a murder charges. The strange sequence of events started around 4 p.m. March 28, when Greer was seen using a sledgehammer to break up chunks of concrete outside the abandoned home, then began hurling them at the property and cars parked nearby, police said. At some point while Greer was doing this, Dorn allegedly exited the abandoned residence, got on a green bicycle, rode a short distance...
  • Protecting Property Rights from Squatters

    05/10/2024 7:34:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/10/2024 | S.T. Karnick
    The rising problem of squatters illegally occupying people’s homes has become so obvious that even the mainstream media have recently been paying some attention to it, and lawmakers are beginning to take action.A survey by the National Rental Home Council found 1,200 homes in Atlanta alone have been taken over by squatters, News Channel 8 in Atlanta reports. Georgia enacted a law in late April to speed up evictions of squatters. “We will be watching this develop over the next year,” Atlanta’s Fox 5 TV channel stated.NBC Nightly News ran a national story on property owners’ difficulties in getting governments...
  • Squatters who killed woman over inherited home bought diamond ring, PS5 on interstate shopping spree

    04/30/2024 7:34:50 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | April 30, 2024 | Christina Coulter
    A teen squatter couple who beat a New York mother to death when she found them living in her inherited Manhattan apartment went on a spending spree with her stolen credit cards, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Nadia Vitels, 52, was found dead in a duffel bag hidden under a pile of coats in her 19th floor East 31st Street apartment by her stunned son on March 14, Fox News Digital previously reported. Her beloved dog was alone at the scene. Halley Tejada, 19, and Kensley Alston, 18, fled the scene toward Pennsylvania in Vitels' Lexus SUV. Before...
  • Arizona Gov Katie Hobbs vetoes bipartisan bill to combat squatting, election bills

    04/25/2024 7:30:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2024 | Michael Dorgan
    Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill aimed at strengthening the rights of homeowners looking to evict squatters from their property, despite the bill being passed in bipartisan fashion and as a wave of squatting cases continue to terrify homeowners across the country. The bill, SB 1129, would have permitted a homeowner to request law enforcement to immediately remove a squatter from their property, had the squatter invaded a home and unlawfully claimed a right to live there. Police, acting on an owner’s affidavit, would have had the permission to immediately go in and have someone evicted. But...
  • Hobbs vetoes bills on school showers, residency for voting, squatters, more

    04/24/2024 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Tucson ^ | 4/24/24 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs quashed another 10 measures Tuesday sent to her by the Republican-controlled Legislature, including: — Legislation that could have barred students from other states, attending college in Arizona, from voting in elections here; — Defining who can shower with whom in public schools; — Setting up new procedures to deal with squatters invading homes; — Requiring enhanced sentences for those convicted of multiple incidents of “organized retail theft.’’ But Hobbs found more areas of agreement with GOP lawmakers than disagreements on Tuesday, signing 12 measures. Still, the day’s vetoes brought the number of bills she...
  • Dr. Phil Left Speechless After Real Estate Agent Claims That Squatting Is Justified by Colonization

    04/23/2024 5:22:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 19, 2024 | Alexander Hall
    Dr. Phil spoke with property owners about how squatters are using legal loopholes to occupy properties, but one real estate agent argued it can be justified because of a history of “colonization.” Wednesday’s episode of “Dr. Phil Primetime” featured one guest named Kristine, a real estate agent who “doesn’t think adverse possession is immoral,” but believes that “people with no housing dying from the elements is immoral.” According to the Legal Information Institute, adverse possession is where a “person in possession of land owned by someone else may acquire valid title to it, so long as certain requirements are met,...
  • Triumphant Homeowners Who Spent Millions on Houses Reveal How They Took on Squatters — and Won

    04/23/2024 11:29:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    It is every homeowner’s nightmare: Leave your property unattended and come back to a squatter infestation. It’s even impacted celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, who recently saw his London restaurant overrun by intruders. These real estate pros fought back and won. Here’s how they got rid of squatters: Mohammed Choudhary, a 61-year-old Pakistani immigrant who works in construction, and his business partner Boysin Lorick, 76, originally from Trinidad, were chasing the American dream. In 2020, the men used large portions of their life savings to purchase a trio of one- and two-family houses on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island for $1.3...
  • Squatter Charged After Allegedly Taking Over $1M Property, Getting Homeowner Arrested for Changing Locks

    04/19/2024 11:49:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2024 | Christina Coulter
    Adele Andaloro was previously taken into police custody after changing the locks to keep out squatter Brian Rodriguez, who has now been chargedA squatter who commandeered and rented out rooms in a woman's $1 million house in Queens, New York pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges Thursday about a month after the homeowner was arrested for trying to change the locks to oust the intruders. On Feb. 29, Brian Rodriguez forced his way back into Adele Andaloro's home after she had changed the locks, pushing his way into the house as she tried to hold the door closed,...
  • New York cracks down on the $1 million squatter: Queens illegal tenant who's been living rent-free without a care in the world for months is finally moved on

    04/19/2024 4:45:09 AM PDT · by CFW · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/18/24 | Joe Hutchinson
    An alleged squatter accused of living in a $1 million home while earning money by renting out bedrooms to others has finally been charged. Brian Rodriguez was indicted on Thursday on charges of burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Homeowner Adele Andaloro had been checking on the home in Flushing, Queens, in February that she inherited when she realized the front door had been changed Prosecutors say that over several days Andaloro witnessed Rodriguez inside the property, and he claimed he was leasing the property. Andaloro is said to have saw several others...
  • Squatter Rights Is a Growing Squatter Scam

    04/17/2024 12:17:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 4/17 | John Grimaldi
    If you are planning a lengthy holiday getaway don’t leave your home unattended: beware the squatters. In some towns in the U.S. if homeowners take a lengthy vacation and squatters move into their home in the interim the intruders may wind up calling it their own “home sweet home.” And “yes,” it’s legal. The issue of squatter rights is not something new; squatters have been around since the first European settlers arrived in America. What is new is the emergence of squatters in growing numbers as a result of the Biden administration’s open borders policy. Texas Senator John Cornyn tells...
  • New York City Gives 'Squatters' Free Lawyers

    04/17/2024 12:12:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Apr 17, 2024 | Omar Mohammed
    Residents in New York City who are accused of being squatters can qualify for free legal assistance, a housing lawyer told Newsweek on Wednesday. Squatting has emerged as a top-button issue in recent weeks after incidents in New York captured headlines creating the impression of a crisis. However, experts have pointed out that cases of people establishing residency in properties they have no legal right to are rare. Asked if someone accused of being a squatter with an eviction hearing in New York City qualifies for free legal assistance, Ami Shah, deputy director of citywide housing at Legal Services NYC,...
  • Gov. Jared Polis signs bill eliminating most occupancy limits in housing — here’s what is still allowed

    04/16/2024 9:00:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/16/2024 | Seth Klamann,
    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday that officially eliminates most restrictions on how many unrelated roommates can live together in Colorado. House Bill 1007 prohibits local governments from enacting occupancy limits, which Polis and other critics of the policy have derided as discriminatory and outdated. Roughly two dozen Colorado cities have such restrictions on the books, though lawmakers said that only a few — including the college town of Fort Collins — actively enforce them. “This issue is both a housing issue and a civil rights issue,” Polis said during a bill-signing ceremony outside the...
  • Porsche-driving Long Island squatters evicted by sheriff’s deputies who changed locks, removed their belongings

    04/16/2024 6:55:42 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-13-24 | Kathianne Boniello
    A pair of accused Porsche-driving squatters who allegedly duped a judge to get legal rights to a home they didn’t own were evicted this week when Nassau County sheriff’s changed the locks and removed their belongings — including a big screen TV and their luxe ride. Deputies knocked on the door of the Brussel Drive home in New Hyde Park around 8:30 a.m. Friday, escorting Denton Gayle and Margaret Grover out and watching as they loaded a moving truck. The couple, who also share a toddler son, put their dog Daisy in the Porsche as they emptied the two-story Cape...
  • It's Happening Everywhere: Vacant London Pub Owned by Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Taken Over by Squatters

    04/13/2024 8:25:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/13/2024 | Ward Clark
    It's not just happening in the United States. Recently, at least six squatters broke into celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's temporarily closed London pub, boarded up the windows, barred the doors, and refused to leave.At least six freeloaders broke into Ramsay’s York and Albany hotel and gastropub, which is for sale for $16.1 million, boarded up the windows, locked the door with kitchen utensils and glued the locks. The chef is trying to sign over the building in a multi-million-dollar deal, The Sun reports. Ramsay stars in the "Hell's Kitchen, The American Dream" reality show and Next Level Chef on Fox.Shocking...
  • Gordon Ramsay’s London pub taken over by squatters: ‘Absolute nightmare scenario’

    04/12/2024 9:38:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/13/24 | Katherine Donlevy
    **SNIP** A swarm of squatters have shacked up inside the celebrity chef’s $16.1 million pub — using Ramsay’s own kitchen appliances to barricade themselves inside, according to a report. **SNIP** One person was seen barefoot and sprawled across on a black leather sofa inside the restaurant, with their personal belongings and debris, including empty wine bottles, strewn across the floor. **SNIP** “The pub was temporarily closed while he was finalizing a new lease, and during this handover period, a gang of professional squatters somehow bypassed all the security and CCTV, and got themselves in. “They’ve now boarded themselves in the...
  • Democrats’ Systemic Normalization Of Property Theft Birthed America’s Squatter Crisis

    04/09/2024 8:19:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/09/2024 | Helen Raleigh
    The ultimate goal of Democrats and their far-left allies is to destroy property rights and replace capitalism with socialism.Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., said last week that squatters have “no rights.” He should try to convince his Democrat colleagues and their far-left allies because their systemic effort to normalize property theft has led to the unprecedented squatter crisis in America. Their ultimate goal is to destroy property rights and replace capitalism with socialism.Squatting is a form of trespassing as squatters use properties without the owners’ permission or any legal documentation. Nor do squatters offer property owners financial compensation. Atlanta, Georgia, is...
  • NYC Homeowners Told They Will Be Arrested If They Turn Off Electricity, Water As Squatters Take Over

    04/08/2024 6:52:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 139 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 07, 2024 | Sarah Arnold
    The woke city of New York is being overrun by rampant crime, illegal immigrants, and now squatters thanks to a law that turns them into tenants after 30 days. New York City homeowners are being pushed to financial limits that allow squatters to live rent-free. At the same time, the owners are forced to keep paying electricity and maintenance bills for the apartments. Under New York City law, anyone who lives in a home or apartment for at least 30 days can claim squatter’s rights, even if they broke into the property without permission from the owner. Squatters are taking...
  • NYC squatters are cashing in on legal loopholes and crowded courts to take over homes — and good luck getting them out: experts

    04/08/2024 3:24:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2024 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The Big Apple is seeing a troublesome trend of unwelcome squatters illegally bedding down in private homes and apartments in the five boroughs — and it’s gotten much harder to kick them out. A backlog of housing court cases and changes in the law in recent years have made it a bigger and longer-lasting headache for landlords to boot unwelcome tenants.. “This is happening far more now than in the past.. Squatters have become far more sophisticated than before. They set up elaborate schemes, fake documents and investigate the homes before breaking in.” Two changes in city law in 2019...
  • 'I Am Not Woke': John Fetterman Continues to Surprise, Blasts Squatters and Violent Crime

    04/07/2024 5:20:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/07/2024 | Bob Hoge
    "Stop Making Sense" is an album and a documentary by the band Talking Heads. It's also a phrase that comes to mind every time Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman (D) opens his mouth these days.It's not that I want him to stop making sense, it's just that I still can't wrap my head around the fact that this is the same guy who on the campaign trail was barely coherent due to complications from a massive stroke and who came off as someone who would end up on the AOC wing of the party. As if to emphasize that impression, he...