Re: What is a SQUATTER? What rights does a SQUATTER have?
Posted by 123 on 5/20/08
Nowdays, rights of "squatters" are a matter of state landlord
tenant law, or in some cases even local landlord tenant law. You
need to research your state and/or local landlord tenant laws to
see what rights a "squatter" may have in your jurisdiction.
Believe it or not, in many jurisdictions you cannot legally just
physically kick someone off or out of your property if they have
been there for a period of time or if they are asserting some
right to be there.
In some jurisdictions, how the person came onto your property in
the first place makes a difference, but be careful. Taking
action without knowing the law may expose you to civil or even
criminal (less likely)actions.
On 5/19/08, -- wrote:
> On 5/19/08, hb wrote:
>> You may be on your way to adverse possession, but please let
>> me know what you find on "squatters" and "squatting".
>> I would like to know the difference.
> A squatter is : (a) one that settles on property without
> right or title or payment of rent (b) one that settles on
> public land under government regulation with the purpose of
> acquiring title. (Webster)
> A squatter is a person and squatting is an act.
> Adverse Possession is a legal process whereby a squatter may
> obtain legal title to the land he/she is squatting on.
> Squatting is by its definition adverse or hostile possession
> of the land of another. This is a basic requirement to obtain
> title by adverse possession.
> There also appears to be a historical usage tied to homestead
> land. That usage is no longer common.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- What is a SQUATTER? What rights does a SQUATTER have?, 7/23/07, by Alberto.
- Re: What is a SQUATTER? What rights does a SQUATTER have?, 5/19/08, by hb.
- Re: What is a SQUATTER? What rights does a SQUATTER have?, 5/19/08, by --.
- Re: What is a SQUATTER? What rights does a SQUATTER have?, 5/20/08, by 123.