Squatters in Baltimore City
I have a client in Baltimore City who wants to put 4 investment properties on the market. They need to be renovated.
The problem is that squatters have moved into 3 of the 4 properties.
Squatters do not pay rent, do not pay utility bills, do not pay property taxes, do not pay insurance, or basically they do not pay a thing.
If you turn off the electric, they will bypass the meter.
If you turn off the water, they will turn it back on, even at the meter.
It can take as long as 6 months to get them evicted from the property, even though they do not have a lease or any legal claim to the property.
This is actually a frequent occurrence in Baltimore City.
Just as Baltimore City has finally begun to address the problem of the annoying squeegee kids, they need to seriously address the problem of squatters illegally breaking and entering into other people's properties.