Friday, May 29, 2009

Beware of squatters...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Squatting is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building, usually residential,[1] that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have permission to use.

I thought I would share with you some interesting news I heard today from the landlord. She said that they always make sure their properties are locked and secure because if not, and a squatter happens to get in, they cannot be kicked out without court orders. She said that she would have to go to court and get court orders to get the people kicked out, because and I quote, "They have rights". She of course thought it was ridiculous but she has to follow procedure. The squatter cannot forcefully enter the house but if it is unlocked or if they find a way in, they can stay. I just thought I would share this funny story with you. Talk to you later. Bye!


  1. Yep, the same rule applies to "carnies" in the U.S. If they get into your place, they get to stay.

  2. This is common in the Bahamas. The squatters law is well hated as you can imagine so people must watch their property well...