A tragedy, but squatters have rights! - Posted by SCook85
Posted by SCook85 on April 24, 2000 at 21:34:16:
This is an area that I just do not understand, but if someoen takes possession of your property and is living in the home, without a lease. You have to go through the proper procedres to have them removed from the property. For the life of me I don’t think I will ever understand this, but you can not throw them out, the sherrif can not arrest them. You must file in court, wait for your date, prove they are squatters, get a court order then call the sherrif to come evict them.
If the electric in the home is on in your name, technically you can have it shut off.
You could do things such as updating the electrical system and having them stop half way through the job and not come back, take the doors off of the home and taken somewhere to be repainted (doors take a very long time to dry), perhaps shutting the water off may work. But all to often is someone is just willing to move into your home these annoyances may not bother them.
I wish you luck with it. Keep us posted as to your progress.