https://gotoby.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/go-toby-logo.jpg 0 0 Toby Tobin https://gotoby.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/go-toby-logo.jpg Toby Tobin2010-06-23 00:00:002021-03-19 14:43:20Squatters Take Over Homes Under Archaic Law
Squatters Take Over Homes Under Archaic Law
Imagine going to a house or condo you own and finding a stranger living there who claims the property no longer belongs to you.
Palm Coast, FL – June 23, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Imagine going to a house or condo you own and finding a stranger living there who claims the property no longer belongs to you.
It’s happening across Florida and other parts of the country through what authorities say is abuse of a centuries-old concept known as adverse possession.
Dating back to Renaissance England, adverse possession allowed people to take over abandoned cottages and farmland, provided they were willing to live there and pay the taxes. These days, officials say, the legal doctrine is being misused by squatters, trespassers and swindlers to claim ownership of vacant or foreclosed homes.
Abandoned means owners have given up ownership of the property, so I see nothing wrong with squatters taking over.
If I enter my property and someone is there, there a good possibility thst they are going to get shot dead
Reply to erp
Abandonment means different things to different people. Under the laws of adverse possession, it means you have not occupied the property or paid taxes for at least 7 years. What does it mean to you?