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Old 04-24-2014, 12:21 AM
 
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Where the f' do these people come from? Dirtbags.

"Soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago and asked a friend to watch over his house in New Port Richey, Florida. Sharkey never thought that he would have to fight a battle to save his home from ex-convict squatters....."

"....The squatters know that the family wants them out of the house, but say they won’t leave until they want to. That may be sooner than Ortiz lets on because the two have been using buckets for water, unable to get the utility company to turn it on without a lease....."



Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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This isn't your typical tale of squatters.

A friend of the homeowner hired the squatters to help renovate the home for when the soldier returned. Now it's a he said-she said deal.

I kind of question the friend who hired the pigs to do the work. Something is fishy here. If I was the soldier I'd question my "friend" as to why he hired scumbags to surprise renovate the home.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:10 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Doesn't matter. It's not their home, they haven't been paying rent, and they ought to leave. It should not be so hard to evict someone like this.

In case no one else noticed from the pictures, this is a low ranking guy, he certainly can't afford to support another family.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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It sounds like a bad situation but we don't have any way to know who is telling the truth. That's one reason we have courts resolve disputes between people.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Doesn't matter. It's not their home, they haven't been paying rent, and they ought to leave. It should not be so hard to evict someone like this.

In case no one else noticed from the pictures, this is a low ranking guy, he certainly can't afford to support another family.
There is a specific legal way to evict people from a house, and unfortunately this is something this guy will have to do.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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There is a specific legal way to evict people from a house, and unfortunately this is something this guy will have to do.

Baloney, these roaches are trespassers, not tenants. You don't have to "evict" a trespasser. All you gotta do is show up with a shotgun and have the police standing by to arrest whoever "resists".
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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There are too many stories like this all over the place. Seems like the law is rather fouled up when it comes to squatter's rights. In my opinion, the only right a squatter should have is the right to a fair and speedy trial for trespassing. If you don't have a written lease, you don't live there.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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There is a specific legal way to evict people from a house, and unfortunately this is something this guy will have to do.
No water means the Health Dept should shut them down.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Baloney, these roaches are trespassers, not tenants. You don't have to "evict" a trespasser. All you gotta do is show up with a shotgun and have the police standing by to arrest whoever "resists".
Except that a verbal agreement might be something that is valid in that state. It sounds like the situation sucks, but it also sounds like something that needs to go the legal route over the need for people to use guns.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Packing heat and I bet they either leave or stand their ground.
Without the eviction process, the sheriff can't legally do anything.

A call to the sheriffs office, " today they leave my property, or I die"
I bet the sheriff will get involved.
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