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Squatters

People are taking legal possession of abandoned home due to a little-known loophole called adverse possession. (CBS4)

Adverse Possession Loophole Creating Headaches For Homeowners

Carlos Mejeas can’t forget the shock of finding a woman named Michele Bell and a half dozen other strangers living in his six bedroom Miami house, which was on the market for rent.

CBS4–04/30/2013

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Property Appraiser: Clock Is Ticking On People Taking Advantage Of Loophole

Time is run out for people living in vacant homes under the adverse possession loophole.

CBS4–04/03/2013

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Pembroke Pines Taking Aim At Squatters

Commissioners in Pembroke Pines took the first step Wednesday towards cracking down on squatters. Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance that would make property owners responsible for getting water or sewer accounts for their rental houses.

CBS4–03/06/2013

A Miami police officer talks to two people reportedly squatting at a Midtown Miami home. (Source: CBS4)

Neighbors Fear Alleged Midtown Miami Squatters

A group of Miami neighbors have been filing complaint after complaint with Miami Police in hopes of ridding their neighborhood from alleged squatters.

CBS4–02/27/2013

Suspected squatters were ordered to vacate the Coral Gables home they have been living in for more than a year. (CBS4)

Suspected Squatters Told To Leave Coral Gables Home

A Coral Gables home believed to be occupied by squatters should be vacant once again.

CBS4–02/13/2013

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Bank Moves In On Boca Raton Mansion Occupied By Squatters

Everything is coming out of that waterside Boca Raton mansion where now infamous squatter Andre “Loki Boy” Barbosa and his friends are accused of setting up house.

CBS4–02/07/2013

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City Investigates Possible Squatters In Coral Gables

Living in luxurious Coral Gables is not cheap.

CBS4–02/05/2013

(Source: South Florida Business Journal)

More Squatters Moving Into Mega Mansions

A 23-year-old man who recently moved into a $2.5 million mansion using an obscure real estate law is in good company: a $4.6 million oceanfront mansion is among other foreclosed properties to risk being taken over by squatters.

CBS4–01/30/2013

Unwanted tenants leave Michelle Pinder's childhood home following a court order.  (Source: CBS4)

Unwanted Tenants Move Out Following Court Order

Relief doesn’t come close to describing the joy Michele Pinder tried to express Monday as the unwanted tenants who had moved into her childhood home finally moved out.

12/03/2012

Brittney Baretto, Realtor (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida

An outrageous new trend is growing more commonplace in South Florida. “Squatters” are moving into houses not their own, and the real homeowners can’t do anything to get them out.     7973799     […]

My TV 33–11/18/2012

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