Adverse possession

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Syriel

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Dec 13, 2017
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Hopefully OP doesn't find a body in the basement. What if beer can drinker has been scoping OP and setting them up for the fall?
 

msdstc

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Nov 6, 2017
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Congrats on the new home OP! Whats the etiquette here? Do we get him a housewarming gift?
 

davepoobond

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if OP is coming around the place with some family as backup, it sounds like they're getting ready to try to invoke Castle Doctrine in a house that isn't theirs
i'm pretty sure "reverse castle doctrine" is known as a home invasion.

ummmm OP is dead if it is Alabama and he tries this. someones gonna roll up with their shotgun, yell roll tide, and he's dead.
 

ZackieChan

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Oct 27, 2017
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Only works if your cat pic goes viral while in the vacant home.
Didn't it get like 87 likes?
I highly doubt it's some kind of rare situation where no one living owns the house.

Successful squatters rights cases usually only happen on like vast stretches of land in Alaska/mountain states. Basically someone owns it but they don't notice someone is living there making improvements. So whatever chunk you've actively improved (iirc it's usually 20 years, not 10), becomes yours but a judge still has to go with it.

One of the elements is open and obvious possession. So you can't be all like sneaky about it. Your case is actually stronger if the owner does notice but just never does anything about it, but that's very unlikely obviously.

It basically never happens.
It's 10 where he is.
That's probably what they wanted people to think. But the fridge ( I walked around to the back) had an old white woman and grandkids on the fridge. Whoever squatted first must have gone away too. That car to the left of the house has four flats and is rusting. I'm telling you they're getting electricity for free somehow in there. There were were spider webs on the door handle when I opened it.
Stealing an old woman's house? Classy.
Those beer cans crack me up. In a little circle around the couch. You should rearrange them into a Night King spiral symbol.
Don’t forget OP

possession is 9/10 of the law

Although I’m sure you already know this.
Lol that's not true at all. Google "finders laws"
 

Prinz Eugn

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Oct 25, 2017
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The chances of successfully getting adverse possession are slim, but the chances of getting shot are actually pretty good between the squatter, owner, and county sheriff.

So like, go nuts OP, I'm sure this won't be a huge mistake.
 

Fugu

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Oct 26, 2017
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I'm just here to add one more to the narrative that adverse possession is a thing of law school hypotheticals and it is not a practical way to get property. It is deliberately designed such that it is not a viable way for the average person to benefit from it. Indeed, adverse possession is better understood as a doctrine that exists to prevent obviously negligent landowners from retaining title over land that they no longer care to maintain.

This is a stupid plan. On top of being stupid, it's also dangerous. Don't do it.
 

Prinz Eugn

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That's probably what they wanted people to think. But the fridge ( I walked around to the back) had an old white woman and grandkids on the fridge. Whoever squatted first must have gone away too. That car to the left of the house has four flats and is rusting. I'm telling you they're getting electricity for free somehow in there. There were were spider webs on the door handle when I opened it.
Who wanted people to think? The person who pays the utilities and checks on the house every few weeks, which you haven't seen because you aren't there every minute of every day, or...?
 

TheIlliterati

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This is viral marketing for a new Netflix film.

A naive man thinks he can simply move into a long abandoned house and take possession....until an entity takes possession...
of him....

Adverse Possession

June 14th
 

collige

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Oct 31, 2017
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If you insist on going through with this horrible idea, at least set up a camera somewhere first to make sure there's no one going in and out.
 
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Jarrod38

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Quick someone find the address and call the real owner to let then know what is happening.
 

msdstc

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That's probably what they wanted people to think. But the fridge ( I walked around to the back) had an old white woman and grandkids on the fridge. Whoever squatted first must have gone away too. That car to the left of the house has four flats and is rusting. I'm telling you they're getting electricity for free somehow in there. There were were spider webs on the door handle when I opened it.
I don't know how I missed this. That old woman is either in a home or died and that house belongs to her children. They probably pop in every few months to maintain it, which is why the lawn is somewhat shorter, the lights are on, and the squatter beers have been rounded up.

I'm convinced this thread is a joke it has to be.
 
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I don't know how I missed this. That old woman is either in a home or died and that house belongs to her children. They probably pop in every few months to maintain it, which is why the lawn is somewhat shorter, the lights are on, and the squatter beers have been rounded up.

I'm convinced this thread is a joke it has to be.
Yep.
 

Dereck

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I don't know how I missed this. That old woman is either in a home or died and that house belongs to her children. They probably pop in every few months to maintain it, which is why the lawn is somewhat shorter, the lights are on, and the squatter beers have been rounded up.

I'm convinced this thread is a joke it has to be.
These types of threads are stupid.
 

RedMercury

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Dec 24, 2017
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I want to know how you think the house is getting electricity for free. That doesn't happen, someone is paying the bill, period.
 

N.Domixis

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Oct 28, 2017
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This is viral marketing for a new Netflix film.

A naive man thinks he can simply move into a long abandoned house and take possession....until an entity takes possession...
of him....

Adverse Possession

June 14th
I can already see checks being written for this idea.
Adverse Possesion: 2 Squat 2 Spookious
Adverse Possesion 3: House Alone
Adverse Possesion IV: The Pr3qual
Adverse Possesion: 5 years later
Adverse Possesion: The Tenth Year
 

msdstc

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Since this appears abandoned I'm taking ownership. I declare adverse possession over this thread.
 

RumbleHumble

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Oct 27, 2017
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OP, this is an easy way to get killed without much repercussion. This is an easy way to pick-up pointless criminal charges. This is an easy way to get homeless right quick. You're already got evidence of one removed squatter. You don't wanna be another.
 

CaptainK

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Oct 29, 2017
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Uhh, that property doesn't look abandoned at all. The pile of beer cans is kinda hilarious, but let's be real, some people are slobs, and at least all the cans are swept together. I was expecting like trash strewn everywhere, furniture falling apart, roof missing lots of shingles, that kind of thing.

Also 5 months is not a long time. My parents are retired and spend more than half the year gone. They pay a neighbour to help look after their home while they're away. I'm guessing that's the case with this property. The "previous squatter" is probably someone who checks in occasionally and mows the lawn and such.

Edit: I think the best way to put this is: the property is unoccupied, not abandoned.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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There's no way that house is abandoned, there was no dust on the floor. Unless houses in Alabama don't get dusty?

I can't imagine not taking the first logical step of this whole thing, checking your local records for ownership, and instead trespassing and risk getting shot
 

Westbahnhof

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'd honestly fear for my life being in there. But if OP doesn't, I really hope we get proper documentation of how everything unfolds.
 

astro

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Squatting is an ethical movement and I know many people who do.

I know some who now own the abandoned properties they had lived in for years.

Too many abandoned properties lie wasted in cities, for example. We could solve so much of our homeless problem by repurposing them.
 

astro

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've been here for about 5 months now and this house has an abandoned car in the driveway with the lights on the front porch on day and night. Like no one has been in or out of this place for a very long time. Seems like a waste.
Keep it up. Have a back up plan in case the owner(s) return, otherwise treat the place well and stay as long as you can.

Please ignore people in this thread who don't have a clue about squatting.
 

Lopez

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Oct 28, 2017
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A dumpster
It's not quite that simple, as long as you don't damage the property, it's a civil matter, the police can only support in the case of a legitimate eviction.

That said, it's still a shitty thing to do.
How so? If OP is maintaining this abandoned home and being a good neighbor it’d be a net positive for the other home owners. Whatever bank might own the property probably fucked someone over to get the home in their possession so I can’t really feel empathy towards the bankers.
 

Lopez

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A dumpster
That's probably what they wanted people to think. But the fridge ( I walked around to the back) had an old white woman and grandkids on the fridge. Whoever squatted first must have gone away too. That car to the left of the house has four flats and is rusting. I'm telling you they're getting electricity for free somehow in there. There were were spider webs on the door handle when I opened it.
This sounds so creepy lol.
 
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