Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

I purchased a lot with a dilapidated house that we demolished to build on the land?

Some crazy family tried to move in to squat and moved their stuff into a house with no electric, water, sewer, nothing. 

The house was demolished on schedule.  No one was in the house, but they threw a fit.  They claim they have a lease from someone on craigslist.  They are demanding our insurance pay for their stuff.  What has happened to make people feel so entitled.  In my opinion, they should be in jail and are owed nothing.

My insurance has said they'll have to sue and they plan to fight as the house wasn't even fit to be occupied. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Just ignore them. They’ll go away and find somewhere else to squat. If not get a lawyer and he’ll arrange a summons to court. They prob will not show. End of story. 

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Throw them in the landfill where they will take the peices of your home, so they can continue to squat there.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What has happened to make people so entitled is that an entire generation has been taught that owning anything is evil and that everything they want should be granted to them on someone else's dime as a "human right". 

  • 2 months ago

    It would boil down to whether they had "lived" there long enough to establish residency. Did they do things that a typical renter would have done? Did they get the water turned on? Did they get the electricity turned on? Did they send a change-of-address notice to people (or the post office)? Did they update their drivers licenses?

    If they had done all that stuff, then you would have to have gone through the eviction process to get rid of them. 

    You mentioned that they didn't turn on any of the utilities, so it's unlikely the court would accept that they had established residency there.

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  • 2 months ago

    Paper wins.

    What that paper says is what people get fancy law degrees to argue about. A hypothetical scenario for what you are saying is some old guy wanted to live in his house even if in squalor. But the city couldn't allow him to poop in a shopping bag with no plumbing. Even if he'll now poop in the doorway of Starbucks as a bum. So they kicked him and his 45 tiny dogs out and you bought the land. Me are no layer but with xsperiance in the law, paper wins.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You purchased the house.  They came in (TRESPASSING) on your property.  They can pound sand.  It won't go nowhere. They could be fined. But they don't have any money so don't hold your breath there.

    . house is gone so they got nothing so they should disappear.  Do not send them to jail.(as your taxes would pay to give them a place to sleep and 3 square a day)

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They won't sue. They can't pay a lawyer to take on the case, and they know the Craigslist "lease" wasn't valid.

    You have nothing to worry about.

  • 2 months ago

    Their lease form craigslist mean nothing, it is not a lease form the property owner or their agent.  They got scammed, that is not your fault.  Were their notices posted regarding demolition?  So long as you did everything you were supposed to by the book, they have nothing.

  • 2 months ago

    So let the insurance handle it. Maybe they did have a "lease" with someone on Craigslist. Doesn't make the lease valid. Means they were tricked, and they need to go after the person who scammed them.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    So thanks for sharing but you didn't ask a question!

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