A Detroit woman and her one-year-old daughter are being forced to live with a squatter in their own home until a housing court decides on eviction proceedings. Homeowner Heidi Peterson claims the squatter, former tenant Missionary-Tracey Elaine Blair, took over the residence while Peterson was away for a year during extensive home repairs. After the necessary repairs were complete, Peterson returned last week only find out that Blair had changed the locks. She had also taken the liberty to decorate the house, rework the plumbing and replace appliances. According to neighbors,
Comments: Can you imagine the level of rage you would have if this happened to you. I have read of several instances like this across this country. It is just outrageous what they are allowed to get away with.
Property rights are under assault because no one defends them. Throw the squatters out in the streets, club them, let them know it isn't safe to sleep, do whatever is necessary and dare any government to tell you whose rights are threatened. What is the problem? That's what the 2nd amendment is for.
This is unbelievable. This loser moves herself and (big shocker here) baby into a house owned by someone else and the law is on the side of the person who committed a B&E and is a trespasser. It just makes you want to weep. This country is a goner..
People don't care passionately about basic rights anymore. You've got wives who are more interested in watching soap operas or Ellen. You've got husbands who are more interested in watching the NFL matches on the TV. Everything is about voyeurism - ie watching. They'll watch while the Constitution is burned, too.
OP, I've had to endure squatter situations like this more than once.
We bought a foreclosed rental property five months, and tomorrow (supposedly) will finally take possession. In the meantime, the tenant has lived rent-free while we pay the mortgage, property tax, and utilities.
Housing court is rife with stories like this. You have legal title to a property, but the right of possession is at the whim of the housing court judge.
Unfortunately, this is the norm in the northeast. I'm told that in some states (ie, Texas) this sort of behavior not tolerated. Makes be want move there.
This s part of the outsized entitlement mentality that's sprung up since lawless Obama took over.They see him bypassing and ignoring laws,so why shouldn't they. One thing I don't get here is how the squatter could live in the house while being repaired but the owner couldn't?
The squatter probably doesn't have a kid to use as a springboard for welfare.These people adore Obama but miss the fact all his spending is going to white liberals,because they donate.
If you have a deed to the property and pay the taxes, what right does anyone have to move into your house even if it sits empty for several years. Why is this even an issue. Why can't these people call the police and have them thrown out. This country gets crazier by the day.
I know of one squatter who took up residence while the house was being redone. The house was bought as an investment remodel, not as a primary residence - although it was in a very residential neighborhood. The property owner was nice about it and instead of coming on strong arm and starting proceedings, gave the guy time to go back, get his things, get it together, and get out. The guy went back and completely destroyed the newly remodeled kitchen.
The reconstituted ACORN actually gives lessons on how to become a squatter. I wouldn't be surprised to find out Barry, the community organizer, was the one behind squatting. All part of 'share the wealth' you know....
Years ago, a friend of mine bought a home in Costa Rica. He was approached one day by a man who enlightened him about squatters who will move in while you're back in the states and offered 'make sure' that didn't happen-for a fee of $25/months which he agreed to. When he returned a few months later, that same man was squatting in his home . It took some a long time and the services of yet another colorful local to get him removed. We are a becoming a third-world country.
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