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Can u legally move into an abandoned house ?

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posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:31 AM
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Is it legal to move into an old abandon home? Like let's say if no ones lived in it in years and no one owns it anymore ? Would it be worth doing ? Like I was thinking that if u could do that ud have a free place to live right. All ud have to do is clean it up a bit.




posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance
If you are in the US, that abandoned house is owned by somebody or some entity. You could be charged with trespass and probably more for just moving into an abandoned house at random. Now that said, there are several houses in our county that are available to folks for just doing the maintenance on them. The owners aren't looking to make money on them, just to keep them in livable condition. I've known of a lot of college kids who lived rent-free for their entire college stay. If you have your eye on a particular house, find out who owns it and offer a deal.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 03:07 AM
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If not up to code, it would be deemed uninhabitable, or condemned, and no, you would not be allowed to live there.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 03:08 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

one hopes that these threads are rhetorical questions - simply because - a person cannot be so utterly clueless - can they ?

but the key to " taking over " an abandoned property is usually found in the precise wording of the :

" adverse possesion " laws of your juristiction



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 03:28 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

Mate, you sound like a lazy surfing bum!!



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 03:57 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

people do this in florida all the time, if you live in it for 7 years its yours. however the owner could shoot you or call the police either way its bad.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

Why are you so opposed to spelling out the word "you".

It's not "u" or "ud", that just makes you look illiterate.

#grammar



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 05:29 AM
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It depends on the laws of your country/state.

MOstly as others have said, a property will still belong to somebody even if it is abandoned. Probably a bank, but could also be an individual.

However, some places have laws whereby if you live somewhere for a long period of time and nobody challenges it, you can claim ownership. But this is pretty rare and usually the real owner will turn up with a lawyer and win back their property. (Particularly if you've made any improvements to it in the time you've been there.)

The law is very rarely on the side of squatters.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

Yah, its technically illegal. Question is are they enforcing it?



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 05:33 AM
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If the house belongs to someone, then no. Squatters can be a real menace and destroy houses that they occupy. For example, if the property has no services (water, elect, gas etc) then the squatters improvise. Not very nice for the owner to come back to find their living room has been used as the communal toilet for three months by twenty men!

In the UK, if you have lived in someone else's house continuously for ten or 12 years without being asked to bugger off, then you can register yourself as the owner. However, you should also have to prove you have cared for the property.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 05:44 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: lavatrance

one hopes that these threads are rhetorical questions - simply because - a person cannot be so utterly clueless - can they ?

but the key to " taking over " an abandoned property is usually found in the precise wording of the :

" adverse possesion " laws of your juristiction


mate, i've been saying for years this site isnt what it used to be!



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 06:13 AM
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Yes, but it is typically a BYOB scenario, Bring Your Own Bucket.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

I'm ur living in changing times. evolving the eng language u c.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 06:36 AM
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well I was thinking of living in a van but if I find an abandon ole house that would be way better. Turns out there are some nice ones out there. I'm not gonna waste money on rent that's for sure. Besides I don't want an address. Why on earth would anyone want an address n phone number in North America in this day n age. It's nuts. It's choosing to sign up for slavery.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

I sent you a pm about your situation mate.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: lavatrance
well I was thinking of living in a van...


Does this mean the bunker is no longer an option?

If I move into your abandoned bunker is it illegal?



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

i am going to nick his mine



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: lavatrance
well I was thinking of living in a van


Are you going to live down by the river?

...sorry couldn't resist.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Sorry, but you wont get through the first layer, good try though......



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

depending on your state, yes. look up "squatters rights".

In Texas, if someone squats in your house for a period of 30 days without you having them removed, they are considered "tenants" and you have to evict them.

It happens. A lot.



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