Need advice about starting a squat (1 Viewer)

Vagrant Son

Lurker
Joined
Oct 6, 2016
Messages
8
Location
Charlotte, United States
Im staying in nyc. There are currently 6 people staying here but only 3 are on the lease. We got an eviction notice a few days ago. Myself and the two others that aren't on the lease plan to squat it out.
Any advice moving forward would be greatly appreciated.
 
We sell all kinds of other stuff in our Etsy store!

SlankyLanky

stp user voted "the friendliest mod"
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jan 26, 2008
Messages
3,190
Age
33
Location
richmond virginia, the east coasts portland.
according to google in nyc if you are still in the home for 30 days after the eviction notice then you have squatters rights to the home in which case the landlord will most likely have to file some court papers to have you removed. but eventually (probably like 2-3 months tops) you will be removed from the home by the police.

generally i dont recommend squatting somewhere where the landlord is aware of whats going on. but basically if you arnt removed by the cops before 30 days is up you could possibly have the place for another 2-3 months. keep in mind if the landlord looks at his place 1 day after everyone is supposed to be out (say to change the locks or make sure the place isnt trashed) and you and yer buddy are still hanging out there, he will most likely call the cops on you and have you charged with trespassing. remember before 30 days are up you have no squatters rights therefor no right to still be in the home, so yer one visit from the landlord away from being boned. best of luck though.
 

Jackthereaper

Vagabond
Joined
Oct 5, 2018
Messages
286
Location
Earth
Im staying in nyc. There are currently 6 people staying here but only 3 are on the lease. We got an eviction notice a few days ago. Myself and the two others that aren't on the lease plan to squat it out.
Any advice moving forward would be greatly appreciated.
Honestly if you are planning on trying to squat the place you need to be certain it wont be inhabited by another person for a bit. I usually bust a few water pipes or cut all electrical cables etc. gotta make sure its gonna be a few weeks MIN till its rented again. Then leave yourself a non obvious way back in. Then you have a few months of stealth night squats. But dont expect much more than that in nyc.

Water damage can take many months to fully clean up from. I stayed in a spot as a youngster that had just that and i got 6 months overwinter sleeping in the place
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$90.75
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $75.00 of $75.00 - reached!
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $90.75 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $90.75 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Anyone in Minneapolis at the protest, just got back here from Duluth
Anybody watching the SpaceX launch today?
Will do these posts occasionally so family and friends know we are alive and well.
Currently: in Mariposa, CA, getting ready to head to Coulterville, CA.
Always sucks to see good ppl/new friends get back on that ironhorse after getting to hangout/know, be safe friends an stay in touch! @Koala @scutellaria, maxy, Henry an well. Wish I was enroute South with y'all!
I hate my fucking back. A combination of bank bullshit and now a strained or sprained back had kept me held up in Pennsylvania. Have a place to stay, but I'm pissed at life trying to keep me off the road!
Fuck it, I'm getting a bottle
Wheat2020 wrote on Matt Derrick's profile.
I'mma cut to the chase: You don't call me what I consider to be a slur or insult, and I won't call you names.
You say I should love myself and have more self-confidence. You've got it all wrong. I love myself plenty, and I know for a fact that I am capable of doing incredible things, both good and evil.
You say fake it till you make it. I'm too honest for that. Instead I will have faith in myself, and act accordingly.
These new rules for the train riding forum are ridiculous. I've been on here for 5 ish years.
MFB wrote on Older Than Dirt's profile.
Just wanted to say you look waaay better in your new avatar pic. ;) You clean up nice!
Bent123 wrote on iamwhatiam's profile.
I read your story last month about working in Alaska. I got a job in Naknek this summer. Definitely can get how it felt like jail. I fear it's really going to feel that way with this virus. We can't go into town. I'm not very happy about that since it will limit my exploring. Yet I really need the opportunity right now. Anymore advice is much appreciated.

Members online

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$90.75
Goal
$100.00

Forum Statistics

Threads
25,561
Messages
235,736
Members
9,396
Threads in last 24 hours
11
Messages in last 24 hours
80
Members in last 30 days
877
Latest member
Ericaceae