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A Squatter in a Strange Land

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Posted in on June 12, 2014

There are many strange laws still in
effect, laws that have been around since the 1800s.
Florida is no different, particularly when it comes
to real estate.
It may make you feel like you’re a stranger in a
strange land.
Some of these laws will surprise you.

In the article “Strange real estate laws
still on the books
that could cost you time and money”


http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/strange-real-estate-laws-still-on-the-books-that-could-cost-you-time-and-money
Natalie Wagner of ABC Action News writes, “There are
some odd laws still on Florida’s books that could leave you blindsided.
You can protect yourself by doing your homework
before making investments.”

At Woods, Weidenmiller & Michetti, we
couldn’t agree more.
ALWAYS do your homework before making investments
and if you’re unsure of the homework, call a lawyer.
Woods, Weidenmiller & Michetti are more than happy
to help.

Wagner continues, “Most people would
never guess that a law called the Adverse Possession Claims allows squatters to
claim an abandoned home.” Unfortunately, the American economy is not where it
should be.
Many people are unemployed and having their homes
foreclosed.
For some, squatting is the only viable option to have a
roof over their heads.
There are always vacant houses and if you own
multiple properties, keep a watchful eye on them or, as Wagner puts it, “So
think twice before leaving your grandmother’s house vacant for years.”

Doesn’t that make you feel like a
squatter in a strange land?
If unsure, call a lawyer.
There are many strange laws in Florida, after all.