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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA)
When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Sharkey and his wife are now living in Hawaii where he is currently stationed. They plan to move back into their New Port Richey home someday. But, right now they are fighting to get their house back.
They say strangers broke in, changed the locks, moved in and they refuse to leave.
"I want the people out," said Sharkey. "They're criminals living in my house."
Sharkey was shocked to find out that the Pasco County Sheriff's Office says it can't do anything about the squatters.
Here's where it gets complicated.-
originally posted by: shaneslaughta
If you don't pay your note it aint no joke. They repo cars of you don't pay your loan.
Why cant they kick out tenants who don't pay their rent?
makes no sense.
Edit: Just like bank property or a lien, the home belongs to another not the tenants.
Adverse possession allows for real estate to change ownership without payment if someone occupies another person’s property while meeting certain requirements for a set amount of time without the owner getting rid of them. For example, if I build a fence way over my neighbor’s property line and use and maintain the land I’ve fenced off, and my neighbor does nothing about it for a while (exactly how long depends on where we live), I may be able to claim that chunk of his property as my own if he does ever make a fuss.
originally posted by: DietJoke
a reply to: Hmmmmmmm
I am glad this was resolved by peaceful means!