Florida Governor Signs New Law Squashing Squatters’ Rights

BY  ON APRIL 1, 2024

In late March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that makes it easier to remove squatters – which, as we have seen, is a growing problem across the nation. Click here to read more.

 According to WPTV, under the new law, a property owner can request law enforcement to immediately remove a squatter if the person has unlawfully entered, has refused to leave after being told by the homeowner to do so and is not a current or former tenant in a legal dispute. Boom…

“We are putting an end to the squatters scam in Florida,” DeSantis said. “While other states are siding with the squatters, we are protecting property owners and punishing criminals looking to game the system.”

Martin County’s sheriff made national headlines this week after warning of a viral video teaching squatters how to circumvent the laws.  “Crime is a lot like cancer,” Synder said. “It spreads and if you see it somewhere else, let’s be on guard. Let’s get ahead of it.”


Click here to read the full story at WPTV.

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  • Hamza Ashfaq
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