Mott Marvin Kornicki, Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999 (Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers)

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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    Open, hostile and notorious... until July 2013, when then Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law that effectively abolished Adverse Possession.

  But there are still people who try.  Especially foreclosures and seasonal houses that remain vacant for long periods of time.

   Keep an eye on your property; make sure your property taxes are paid up to date.  If you have squatters in your house or on your land, or if your neighbors are encroaching, call Law Enforcement and/or a real estate attorney immediately.

Feb 08, 2020 03:13 PM
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Bob Crane
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We survey a lot of property lines for our timber operations, misplaced boundaries are discovered often, as is adverse possession.

Never know how the judge will land in these cases, some of our clients lose, some win.

Feb 08, 2020 01:45 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Mott - the closest I ever came to the issue of squatters in real estate is during the foreclosure days of the 1990s when I entered the industry.  Sometimes a property for sale that had been foreclosed was "boarded up" as instructed by the bank.  The seller/owner was in "charge".  My suggestion:  follow the money...

Feb 08, 2020 02:46 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I've not had occasion to deal with adverse protection or squatters. 

Feb 09, 2020 05:19 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Yep, during the short sale years of The Crash, it was a problem and we did get to kick some ass,toss some possessions to the street and no...they never came back to my listings. It was quite fun getting very Italian gangster on them as they were breaking the law and couldn't report us.

Feb 08, 2020 04:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Neither for me.

Feb 08, 2020 01:48 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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I am thankful I never had to deal with this issue.

Feb 08, 2020 07:48 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I've had no first-hand experience with adverse possession,

Feb 08, 2020 02:45 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I've had no experience with this issue.

Feb 08, 2020 02:05 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Not again, Mott.

Feb 08, 2020 01:26 PM
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Lyn Sims
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Nope I don't.

Feb 08, 2020 02:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Mott,

We did not have to deal with this ever.  A

Feb 08, 2020 02:31 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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The part where the owner is protected is where the squatter must pay taxes on the occupied property continuously for five years to gain possession and that is not without a fight too. However, having any squatter is a nuisance, costly and time consuming. I have gone up against some genius squatters as well as the spontaneous opportunists. All provoke a dark challenge 

Feb 09, 2020 06:21 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Here in NH there is no squatters rights. If you do not belong, if you cant show  a valid lease or receipt, you are removed and or arrested for crimilar tresspass. Every now and then i find this with my new bank owned listings, 

Feb 09, 2020 06:11 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I am aware of "Adverse Possession" and "Squatters Rights".  I am not aware of any local instance. There is no reason I should know unless it was one of my clients or it was something notorious.

Feb 10, 2020 09:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Certainly not enough to help someone out of state. I would phone an attorney immediately for either one though!

Feb 09, 2020 12:06 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You need to know about the laws in your area.

Feb 09, 2020 09:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
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call cops then lawyer

Feb 09, 2020 08:09 AM