Squat of 5 years is goin into Foreclosure Im asking of any and all advice

Joined
Jul 12, 2015
Threads
1
Messages
2
Reactions
2
Current Location
San Bernardino
Reactions
100% 0% 0%
#1
Hi all I joined STP around 2016 been squatting since 2013 when I returned into a home that owners defaulted on and was left vacant, been here trouble free for 5 years but got a letter posted on front door that its goin into foreclosure sale on July 24 im concerned about what I should do Stay or remove all my belongings. Any and all advice is Greatlly appreciated..
 

bystander

Wanderer
StP Supporter
Joined
Aug 10, 2014
Threads
17
Messages
179
Reactions
212
Current Location
Earth
Reactions
99% 0% 1%
#2
I really have no legal background or experience in squatters rights... but good luck man, after five years thats gotta be stressful. I feel for yeah and hope for nothing but a positive out come.
 

ROADFLOWER

Born Wild
StP Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2017
Threads
10
Messages
127
Reactions
131
Age
29
Current Location
Fairfield Idaho
Reactions
98% 0% 2%
#3
Dude look into squatter's rights in your area if you had mail delivered there like 2 years f****** house is yours in some states especially if you have mail from 2 years ago that you can prove you've been having mail delivered look into your state squatter's rights bro that's all I can say
 

Engineer J Lupo

the most derailingest mod.
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2010
Threads
32
Messages
658
Reactions
1,306
Age
43
Current Location
Fresno, Ca
Reactions
99% 0% 0%
#4
Adverse possession is the law you want to look into. Though by the sounds of it you might be a little late on getting your ducks in a row on this one. In California if you've occupied a land/house and used it as your own for 5 years while also making improvements/keeping the place up & paying the property taxes for those 5 years assuming the owner isn't.. it becomes yours 100% with very little paperwork filed.

I hope things go well for you and all of this. If you do end up moving and you can find another house, get on the ball with those property taxes. Document every improvement. Get a file cabinet just for keeping track of all the shit you've done there, receipts, etc. Sign up for something on day fucking one so that mail starts coming in your name.

If you'd have done these things there, you'd own that house right now.
 
Joined
Dec 23, 2017
Threads
14
Messages
146
Reactions
188
Current Location
western mass
Reactions
94% 0% 6%
#5
yeah, "squatter's rights" is more of a figure of speech than a legal thing in the u.s. where squatters basically have no rights. i used to be pretty up on this but i think it's changed (for the worse) in the past decade when squatting has become a lot more common.

first basic point - in theory - if the house is in foreclosure, that means presumably someone will have to buy it before kicking you out, which may take a while or may not even happen? the note might just be a formality (they don't know you're there) or even a fake (another squatter trying to take your plac). can you post a picture or anything?

adverse possession: generally the idea is if you can establish that you are a *resident*, i.e. you have been living there openly, then it is a (civil) question of tenancy not a (criminal) one of trespassing. as we know, cops are dicks and treat poor people like shit so this may or may not help depending on (as mentioned) how you can document your residency, what your local laws are and how capable you are of making legal move about it. adverse possession statutes often require that you can show that you tried to inform the legal owner and either couldn't or got no response, which is part of what makes it tough to establish in the states. and again, i heard some places have streamlined the eviction process for squatters since the foreclosure crisis started....good luck....
 
Last edited:

quad8

Nowhere bound...
Joined
May 6, 2014
Threads
43
Messages
480
Reactions
524
Current Location
Brunswick, Georgia
Reactions
95% 2% 4%
#6
Even it it's an abandoned warehouse, perhaps you can still own/squat it as long as you followed almost all advice @Eng JR Lupo RV323 said?!
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2018
Threads
3
Messages
11
Reactions
4
Current Location
San Luis Obispo
Reactions
100% 0% 0%
#7
If their still around homes not jails outta Oakland does this shit full time and oughta know Cali laws, I'd call them
 
OP
OP
Victor
Joined
Jul 12, 2015
Threads
1
Messages
2
Reactions
2
Current Location
San Bernardino
Reactions
100% 0% 0%
#8
Auction was Tuesday im Still hete today Saturday no one has showed yet.
 

Jackthereaper

Pilgrim
StP Supporter
Joined
Oct 5, 2018
Threads
2
Messages
116
Reactions
94
Current Location
Earth
Reactions
90% 1% 9%
#9
Auction was Tuesday im Still hete today Saturday no one has showed yet.
One bank prob sold the mortgage or title to another
 

Similar threads

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

Donate to 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
$10.00
Goal
$50.00

Latest Status Updates

I'm afraid of America. I'm afraid of the world. I'm afraid i can't help it.
yearlong goals: finish remodeling house, wilderness firefighting, sail, bike tour. get @ me if you know about any of these/wanna swap stories/want some info.
Leo
Taking a break in Talkeetna while figuring things out.
haida Gwaii living summer 2018
Odin wrote on Geraldo's profile.
Everyone gets like this at this time of the Year... :( Destroyer of Worlds. Don't cha worry. I suggest doing some jumping jacks in the Snow then some Karate Kicks. Get the blood n bodily humors flowing! >.>
When a married girl makes out with you at a bar, ( didn't know at time)....then you go back to your squat after work ..aka.a concrete semi dry slab behind two hospitals...dirty kid status on point today lol. Never lose your touch.
Wont be able to leave until april now because of a fucking program i have to do. This shit never ends. Fuck you KittyMolotov
Might be a little AFK for a bit. Got a really short notice to be out, the house I'm living in was sold fast. Good friends own it so I'm not trying to stall em up. Unsure where I'm going, things are chaotic. Hope to stabilize by mid Jan or so? Idk
Snorting Nitrons wrote on Jerrell's profile.
Just took a closer look at your profile pic. All this time I thought it was a bunch of pills.
siid wrote on Juan Derlust's profile.
"You're never so drunk you'd eat a plate of shit someone offered you" so how would u say that in spanish ??

Forum Statistics

Threads
22,880
Messages
209,775
Members
13,654
Threads in last 24 hours
8
Messages in last 24 hours
41
Members in last 30 days
826
Latest member
beebers9always9losesP