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Old 11-11-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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There is little the HOA association can do about it. They can send them notices, fines that are not paid, etc., etc., but they do not have the power to just go down and force them to leave. It has to be done through the courts, and is expensive and time consuming. They probably do not have the funds available to do it through the courts, and would have to access every home a few hundred to get them out through the courts. Those people living there, can get their attorney for free through legal aid. The association is probably waiting for the bank to foreclose the property, and use the power of the court to get them out.

 
Old 11-11-2016, 09:39 PM
 
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I just reread this:

"When the owner moved out he handed his keys to homeless strangers to spite the HOA for enforcing rules with him."

So you do have HOA rules and these rules were enforced. Why are they not being enforced now?
 
Old 11-11-2016, 09:43 PM
 
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Note to myself---


Do NOT buy retirement home in a "community". Get a house on 10+ acres, a couple of dogs, rifle, shotgun, then let at 'em!
 
Old 11-11-2016, 09:53 PM
 
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Your selective enforcement interests me though, because neighbors are steaming that we have to abide by the rules but squatters don't!
They are not squatters because the legal homeowner gave them rights to use with all the legal rights of occupancy until the Owner of the property or a Court tells them to leave. Whine, moan, complain all you like but they are now your new neighbors and you should be treating them the same as you treat every occupant of any property in the HOA. If your HOA documents are so weak as to allow this conduct, blame yourselves.
 
Old 11-12-2016, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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They are not squatters because the legal homeowner gave them rights to use with all the legal rights of occupancy until the Owner of the property or a Court tells them to leave. Whine, moan, complain all you like but they are now your new neighbors and you should be treating them the same as you treat every occupant of any property in the HOA. If your HOA documents are so weak as to allow this conduct, blame yourselves.

I wonder what would happen if this situation was in Texas?
 
Old 11-12-2016, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Note to myself---


Do NOT buy retirement home in a "community". Get a house on 10+ acres, a couple of dogs, rifle, shotgun, then let at 'em!
20+ acres is better, and even more is even better if you can afford it...I could stand some of my neighbors being a little further away. But, yeah, I've never been one for wanting to live with a bunch of 'rules'.

Anywho...as to the OP- I was once hired to remove squatters from a building, but it has to be done by whoever is legally in possession- your HOA can't do it, nor can you or your neighbors. If there are any illegal activities going on, you might be able to get cops involved, but, really, your options are rather limited.

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Why is it that so much of the 'advice' given here indicates that the givers have totally failed at reading comprehension?
 
Old 11-12-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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I wonder what would happen if this situation was in Texas?
Absolutely nothing different! The property owner has the right to sell, donate, give away, or allow occupants with their property. That is exactly what they did. They gave it to a homeless person. As long as that homeless person is occupying the premise with the permission of the owner, you can't do squat, even in Texas. Do not confuse the rights of the owner with the rules and standards of the community. Even a person paying their mortgage and owns their own home is subject to the rules and regulation of the community.
 
Old 11-12-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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[Thread on same topic by OP opened in the more appropriate Real Estate forum. This one is now closed.]

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