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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...
  • Migrant influencer’ who encouraged squatting whines to NY Post that he’s a victim of ‘persecution’ in jailhouse interview

    04/07/2024 9:23:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/07/2024 | Georgia Worrell
    Cry me a Rio Grande river. The jailed Venezuelan “migrant influencer” who viciously mocked America to his 500,000 TikTok followers and urged border crossers to “invade abandoned houses” now misses the glorious liberties he enjoyed in the US – whining to The Post this week that “I miss my freedom!” Leonel Moreno moaned that he is a victim of unjust “persecution” Wednesday during a 30-minute-long video televisit from inside Geauga County Jail in Chardon, Ohio.
  • Squatting trend at tipping point as migrants coach others how to exploit laws; experts warn, 'Damage is done'

    04/04/2024 9:29:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2024 | Emma Colton
    Florida recently passed a law that eliminates squatter's rights.. Squatting laws have become a frequent target of exploitation by savvy criminals who fraudulently move into vacant homes across the nation. Experts warn that the problem could be compounded by the ongoing immigration crisis, with migrants catching wind of the laws and taking advantage of them. "I have thought about invading a house in the United States," migrant Leonel Moreno said in Spanish in a TikTok video that went viral last month. "I found out that there is a law that says that if a house is not inhabited, we can...
  • Homeowners Warned Against Taking Squatters to Court

    04/01/2024 10:00:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Mar 28, 2024 | Matthew Impelli
    An anti-squatting "professional" is warning homeowners against taking squatters to court, amid ongoing issues relating to property rights. Flash Shelton, who describes himself as a professional squatter remover, on Wednesday spoke to Fox News' America's Newsroom about how to handle squatting incidents and different ways to remove uninvited dwellers from your home. "First thing, call law enforcement, it's dangerous, don't do anything yourself, it's property, don't risk your life. Call law enforcement and when they tell you there's nothing they can do, contact SquatterHunters.com, let us assess the situation, before you hire an attorney and go to civil process," Shelton...
  • Here's all 38 bills Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law this month

    03/29/2024 1:41:59 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 40 replies
    yahoonews ^ | Mar 28, 2024 | Kiah Armstrong
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has had a busy month, signing 38 bills into law in March. Ranging from giant wine bottles to homeless encampment bans to ending squatting in Florida, all the signed laws represent a multitude of issues residents have been bringing to light.
  • Anti-squatting 'professional' celebrates Florida ban, as other state laws frustrate homeowners

    03/28/2024 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/2024 | Chas. Kreitz
    The practice of squatting — or living in a home against the wishes of homeowners, often being protected by Byzantine civil statutes — is becoming a trend in the U.S. However, upon the passage of a bipartisan state law in Florida that effectively bans the ability for unwanted house guests to stay as long as they want, a self-described anti-squatting activist and "professional" squatter-remover told Fox News he hopes more states will follow suit. Flash Shelton first encountered squatting when individuals made themselves at home long-term at his mother's California house after his father died. Shelton recounted to "America Reports"...
  • DeSantis Signs Property Rights Bill in Florida That Ends ‘Squatting Scam’

    03/28/2024 4:10:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 27 Mar, 2024 | Debra Heine
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation into law Wednesday that ends squatters’ rights in the Sunshine State, stating that “squatting” is a scam that violates private property rights. After alarming stories about squatters commandeering homes and depriving the owners of their property rights made nationwide news in recent weeks, DeSantis took action. “We are in the state of Florida are ending this squatters scam once and for all. And momentarily I’ll be signing HB 621, which will give the homeowner the ability to quickly and legally remove a squatter from a property and which will increase criminal penalties for squatting,”...
  • Beware Of Squatters

    03/27/2024 5:33:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    AMAC Newsline ^ | 27 Mar, 2024 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you own a home and don’t want to lose it, keep reading. Homeowners who go on vacation or a business trip, even for just a week, are returning to find their house overtaken by trespassers who fraudulently claim a right to be there. It’s happening to tens of thousands of homeowners from New York City to Atlanta and Los Angeles. When owners call the police, they’re told police can’t help. It’s a civil matter, and they have to file an eviction lawsuit, which can drag on for months or years because housing courts are backlogged. Meanwhile, owners are out...
  • Squatter took over luxury LA home and stole assets of dead man who was later dismembered, dumped in bay

    03/25/2024 11:29:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/25/2024 | Social Links forYaron Steinbuch
    A “greedy and grotesque” LA woman has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for fraudulently obtaining real-estate property in a multimillion-dollar squatting scheme that included dismembering and disposing of a body. Caroline Joanne Herrling, 44, of West Hills was sentenced Friday to 240 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $3,887,051 in restitution for the elaborate racket, the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a statement. “This defendant’s misconduct was both greedy and grotesque, causing profound pain to the victims and their loved ones,” US Attorney Martin Estrada said.
  • Outsquatting the Squatters

    03/23/2024 4:13:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Mar, 2024 | Robyn Dolgin
    Landlords are now beating squatters at their own game. They are learning how to turn the tables by squatting on the squatters. This concept of invading the homes of the squatters was made very public by Mr. Flash Shelton: He became a national inspiration to landlords when he employed bold strategies to evict a mother-daughter grifter team from his mother’s family home. The dramatic event was recorded by Mr. Shelton and uploaded on YouTube. His amateur production of outwitting the mother-daughter grifter team offered a glimpse of what could be accomplished when the injured party (i.e. landlord) refuses to be...
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Stands With Floridian Property Owners Over Squatters

    03/22/2024 8:55:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 21 Mar, 2024 | Fuzzy Slippers
    “The Florida Legislature unanimously passed a bill that would allow police to immediately remove squatters — a departure from the lengthy court cases required in most states.” For some inexplicable reason, squatters’ rights laws are commonplace throughout these United States. In many states, a person or persons can enter and inhabit another person’s vacant property, set up house, and after—in most cases—a mere 30 days claim some form of bizarre “right” to inhabit the home in which they did not pay a day’s rent nor a single mortgage payment: a home they do not own, did not buy, and have...
  • Queens squatters flee $1 million home after stand-off with homeowner, visit from 'vigilantes': Report

    03/21/2024 5:23:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Emma Colton
    The legal homeowner recently had been arrested for unlawful eviction after trying to remove the squatters Two of the three squatters who allegedly took over a woman’s $1 million home in New York City fled the property after recently having a tense stand-off with the property’s owner and facing "vigilantes" who tried to evict the illegal tenants, a new report details. Adele Andaloro, 47, said her property in Flushing, Queens, had been taken over by a group of squatters while the woman tried to sell the property last month. The home had been owned by Andaloro’s parents, who had left...
  • Shocking moment TikTokker tells illegal immigrants how to 'invade' American homes and invoke squatter's rights as provocative video is viewed almost 4million times

    03/21/2024 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 21, 2024 | Natasha Anderson
    A TikTok influencer is advising illegal immigrants on how to 'invade' American homes and invoke squatter's rights, making it difficult for them to be removed from properties. Leonel Moreno, who goes by @leitooficial_25 online and appears to be a Venezuelan migrant, has told undocumented immigrants that under US law, 'if a house is not inhabited, we can seize it'. He is referring to squatter's rights, or adverse possession laws - a common law principle that allows an illegal inhabitant to acquire ownership of a property based on continuous occupation without the legal owner's consent. Moreno, alleging he has friends who...
  • State Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Anti-Squatting Bill to Permanently Close Infuriating Loophole [FL]

    03/15/2024 11:07:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar. 15, 2024 12:00 pm | Warner Todd Huston, The Western Journal
    Lawmakers in Florida are finally addressing the problem of squatting, one of the most egregious property rights violations going on in America today. This month, both chambers of the state Legislature unanimously passed a bill allowing law enforcement to immediately remove squatters without waiting weeks or months for a case to move through the courts, according to WJXT-TV. If signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the measure would go into effect on July 1. The move comes as a relief to Florida property owner Patti Peeples, who dealt with squatters last year. “It gives me a real feeling of positive hope...
  • Couple squatting in NYC public housing complex hit with child abuse charges: ‘House of horrors’

    07/03/2023 11:11:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/03/2023 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    A couple allegedly squatting in a Bronx public housing complex abused and neglected their two young girls so severely that the starving youngsters were forced to eat their filthy foam mattress, prosecutors charged on Monday. The girls — three and four years old — were bruised, naked and covered in feces when cops and city workers finally rescued them May 3 from a “house of horrors” at NYCHA’s Mitchel Houses, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said. Now, their mom Stephanie Grabowski and her beau, Mark Russell, have been indicted on a slew of criminal charges, including kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and...
  • "Right to rest" bill proposed in Oregon legislature would decriminalize public camping

    04/24/2023 1:15:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | April 24, 2023 | by Megan Allison
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A new bill in the Oregon legislature is proposed as the Right to Rest Act. House Bill 3501 would decriminalize camping in public places. Under HB3501, homeless individuals would be able to have "a privacy interest and a reasonable expectation of privacy in any property belonging to the person, regardless of whether the property is located in a public space" – i.e., granting the individual rights to treat public spaces like a private residence "without discrimination and time limitations that are based on housing status." Homeless individuals would also be able to sue for up to $1,000...
  • Handyman reacts to support after kicking squatters out of mom's house, calls for change

    03/29/2023 9:30:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29,2023 | Ashley Carnahan
    A Las Vegas man is calling for squatters rights to be updated after several squatters moved into his mother’s California home. Flash Shelton, founder of the United Handyman Association, said he was staked outside of his mother's home waiting to see when the squatters would leave before taking action. Shelton explained that as soon as he saw the squatters pull out of the driveway, he entered the residence and began installing security cameras. He told the two women who returned to get their stuff out of the home or he would take it out himself.
  • West Village ‘grifter’ Kate Gladstone evicted after more than three years

    08/27/2022 11:13:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Nypost ^ | 08/27/2022 | Kathianne Boniello
    The West Village “grifter” who lived rent free for three years in one of NYC’s priciest neighborhoods, partly by exploiting New York’s eviction moratorium, has finally been given the boot. Kate Gladstone, who also uses the name Katherine Klein, was evicted from owner Valentina Bajada and Heidi Russell’s two-bedroom Barrow Street pad Thursday, in an hours-long spectacle attracting a small crowd of workers and neighbors. The saga began in June 2019, when Gladstone moved in with her child, paying $2,000 for a room in the apartment on a month-to-month basis. Similar apartments in the neighborhood can rent for nearly $7,000...
  • Democrat Dystopia — You Have NO Property Rights — Here’s a Terrifying Example

    05/25/2021 12:26:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    https://thelibertydaily.com ^ | By Matthew Burke • May. 24, 2021
    This is what happens when you allow Democrats to rule your state — complete and utter lawlessness. For those not familiar with the State of Washington, it is like many Democrat-ruled states — they’ve taken over the big cities — like locusts — but the rural parts are quite conservative. Here, from an upscale suburb of Seattle, about 45 minutes from the Democrat dystopia, depending on traffic, comes this CRAZY story that should not happen in a civilized country (emphasis added): A multimillion-dollar home in Sammamish is at the center of an ongoing investigation, as squatters continue to break in...
  • The Forgotten Art Of Squatting: Is It The Antidote For The Damage Done To Our Bodies From Sitting?

    01/17/2020 12:57:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 54 replies
    CE ^ | February 22, 2018 | Alanna Keller
    Published 2 years ago on February 22, 2018 By Alanna Ketler CE Staff Writer The invention of the chair was really a total game changer in regards to how our bodies function and which parts of the body we are using on a regular basis. The chair took all of that pressure off of our rears and backs, and relieved some of our weight for us. Of course, we always had the option to sit on the ground or perhaps in a tree, but the chair became such a fundamental piece of furniture in our lives that it absolutely changed...