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I did with a couple of homes I bought at a sheriff sales. The husband had not told his wife he had lost the house. We had to go through the Prothonotary's office to have the sheriff and his deputies knock on their door and tell them they had 24 hours to move out. The other one didn't want to leave but we agreed with her pastor to let her stay for one month while the church helped her find housing.
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
Paul S. Henderson, RE...
Seems like the police call could have been handled differently. If the neighbor called and said the man exposed himself, this would be a crime they could prosecute.
Jill Murty, Realtor - ...
Laguna Niguel, CA
Mountain Lakes, NJ
No, thank goodness. I have heard it is very hard to get them out.
Interesting how the police's hands are tied in this instance. We had one living in a small office building we were representing 3,000 square feet with a lovely zen garden, an architectural gem. I had shown the building the week before, and no one was there. I locked it up. The following week I had an appointment to show it. I let my client in and we walked in to a radio blaring, a hot plate on, and a Christmas tree in the space. No one was home. I called the owner whose office was a couple of doors away. He removed all the stuff, and we changed the locks, etc. A
Paul S. Henderson, RE...
Not Yet, Thankfully.
Paul - Sorry to hear that.
I have not had any issues with that with my listings, but had seen where it looked like squatters were living in a couple homes I had shown a few years ago. I immediately notified the listing agent.
Oh yes. I put myself in a dangerous position. That's according to the sheriff's office when they finally showed up. It wasn't even a bank owned house. I never had squatters in my bank owned properties. Here's the link to that post I wrote. I think five people ended up being arrested and mainly due to other crimes they had commited in the area.
Never had a squatter but someone dropped or left a dog in the back yard.
"they told me that they couldn't come on the property to apprehend or escort the homeless man off the property without written permission of the owner"
It's the responsibility of the homeowner to protect their property...
Not on residential, but once with a commercial listing! They climbed through a window! Police were involved to secure the property!
Many years ago when there were lots of REO properties, I reported it and the bank had it "boarded up".
Wow! I can honestly say I haven't had one of those. I was just going to say unless you consider the mice! What did you do?
No. I have not had the problem.
Fortunately not on any of my properties.
But we did come across one a few years ago in and REO, and the listing agent gave the guy permission to be there.
Good morning Paul. Squatters were covered quite extensively in real estate school.
Good morning Paul. I have had a couple of my Realtor referral partners mentioned the issue, what a pain that must be.
Yes, it was bank owned and with the letter of agency from the bank the police let me file a report and asked him to leave the property.
Yes an I have had to run them off and tell them not to come back or I would have to call the police. Then I double secured the doors and windows so they couldn't get back in.
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington - now that's something serious for sure.
Fortunately, nothing of that sort has happened to me - yet.
Fortunately I have not!
Thankfully, no squatters to date. I'd like to keep it going that way.
How did you solve the problem at your listing?
No! Not any!!
Thankfully no! Hope it stays that way.
One time but caught it right away and with a security staff it was easily taken care of
So far not at all and hopes it stays that way
No and I sure hope I don't. I have heard of it happening.
If he was urinating through her fence he was obviously exposing himself and should have been arrested for that. Especially if the neighbor had small children.
I've had issues but not like this one. Here they would take him away for indecent exposure.
I just sat in on a lockout of someone who was residing at a place my investor client got from foreclosure. This is infrequent but it does happen. Had a possible tresspasser on a vacant listing (gardener forgot to lock a gate and it banged in some high winds). I went over there and checked the property while very well armed. Thankfully, no issues.
Luckily, that is one problem I have never had to face, knock on wood.
You have probably seen Pacific Heights. It is very difficult to remove someone from your property in California.
OH YES!!! Once I walked into a boarded up apartment building and it was a crack den!
Folks acutally moved into one house. Was not hard to get them out.
Vagrants floated through another.
I've always puzzeled when folks call the agent whose sign appears in the yard BEFORE they call their old neighbor.
Yes several as I do REO . One squatter we did Cash for Key and a week later they were back in the house .
No thank goodness
No. However, I have seen evidence of squatters while previewing foreclosures.
Never have as I would have to get unpleasant.
Not my listings but I did show a house once where a guy who was supposed to be painting was living there.