Squatters got to go!
Started by BSmoothie549 , Mar 11 2014 08:15 PM
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:15 PM
I told a buddy he could use my garage as storage. March 2011. I was not living in my house at the time. He moves his woman and 14 year old boy in and throws my stuff out a few weeks later.
They did clean-up the inside. Against my wishes. They replaced the A/C and furnace. Against my wishes. I started to stay with them to my keep them from stealing personal items.
I started talk about rent several times only to have my property threated.
I asked them not to smoke weed in my house. I come home one day and their 15 year old has friends from school over selling and smoking weed.
Can this come back on me?
Utilities are not in my name and are past-due. I pay the property taxes.
I want them out. What can I do?
Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:44 AM
Wrong board, but never mind.
I cannot fathom why you'd sit back on this for now several years. You don't say anything about having called the police the moment you discovered his moving people into your home (let alone with specificity about how "a few weeks later" your stuff was thrown out.
"I started to stay with them to my keep them from stealing personal items."
You mean the stuff you said was thrown out?
"I started talk about rent several times only to have my property threated."
And yet you still do not mention a thing about calling police.
"What can I do?"
Consult with a local real estate attorney about proper protocol. I'm afraid you haven't said anything to indicate they are "squatters" as such. I'd consider replacing the AC and furnace as rent, so if someone argues they deserve money for that, oops.
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