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What would you do if you returned home from a vacation and found squatters living in your house?

EDITORIAL: When squatters invade your home | | gazette.com

Posted - July 29

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  • 13772
    Call the cops.
      July 29, 2021 6:43 PM MDT
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  • 773
    Then what? This post was edited by Wolfhound at July 29, 2021 6:51 PM MDT
      July 29, 2021 6:49 PM MDT
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  • 13772
    Australian police actually do their jobs. They would forcibly evict the squatters, I've seen it done.
      July 29, 2021 6:50 PM MDT
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  • 773
    In a lot of cases, our police will keep the legal homeowner from entering their homes. 
      July 29, 2021 7:30 PM MDT
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  • 28281
    Call the police. 
      July 29, 2021 6:47 PM MDT
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  • 773
    And what are they going to do, besides tell you to leave? This post was edited by Wolfhound at July 29, 2021 6:51 PM MDT
      July 29, 2021 6:49 PM MDT
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  • 28281
    Not where I live. 
    They would remove and arrest them for tresspassing, breaking and entering, and and property damage they may have caused.  


      July 29, 2021 7:13 PM MDT
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  • 773
    We don't waste our time with calling the police around here, we take care of the problem ourselves, and no one is the wiser. With my excavator, I can dig a deep hole in the matter of minutes. 
      July 29, 2021 7:18 PM MDT
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  • 28281
    Are sqatters a regular problem in your area? 
      July 30, 2021 7:16 AM MDT
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  • 773
    No. Mostly in the suburbs, not out here in the sticks, at least not the human kind.  
      July 30, 2021 7:51 PM MDT
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  • I would call the police.  No cops where I live are going to allow squatters to stay where they don't belong.  
    Plus, I live in a gated community and my neighbors would have booted them out already.
      July 30, 2021 3:50 AM MDT
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    1063
    OMG, perish the thought.  What an utter, devastating breach of privacy.
      July 30, 2021 7:07 AM MDT
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  • 15634
    In my state squatters, if they (the squatters) cannot prove they have a right under adverse possession laws, can be criminally charged with trespassing and be immediately removed by law enforcement.  Not all states have such logical laws.    KNOW YOURS.
      July 30, 2021 8:14 AM MDT
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  • 5739
    Anything I said on here could be used in a court to incriminate me ... so I won't say.
      July 30, 2021 9:20 AM MDT
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  • 8243
    Bury them in the peat moss bog then dig them up in 20 years and call them Mummy (peat moss bogs have preserving properties). Cheers and happy weekend!
      July 30, 2021 9:47 AM MDT
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