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Squatters in Baltimore City

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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.

Karen Krzniak
Zenith Realty - Towson, MD

Ron,

The owners of the properties should move in with them and start eating the squatters' food.

Sep 12, 2023 01:35 PM
Kathryn Sparks
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD

Ron,

If you confront them, they will pull a gun on you and swear up and down that they have a lease.

Sep 12, 2023 01:37 PM
Veronica Krzinska
Zenith Realty - Rosedale, MD

Ron,

At least some people have come up with a solution to the affordable housing issue.

Sep 12, 2023 01:40 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Ugh, that sounds like quite the annoying situation. He's going to have to wait until they are out before putting those on the market!

Sep 13, 2023 05:45 AM