Squatters

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Offer cash for keys to leave is easiest and fastest.  Option 2 is to go through the legal process to evict them.  If they are squatters and not former tenants the "eviction" may actually be a different name and a different process.  In MD I believe it is called "Wrongful Detainer."

@Precious Thompson local law will dictate. Sometime you call the cops, sometimes you have to evict. Then sometimes it just really depends on the specifics. Here if they turn on a utility or have a piece of mail you HAVE to evict.

I heard stories about squatter before , and I am curious to know will any of you guys purchase a house from someone who is having issues with squatters occupying their property without consent or will that be to much of an hassle? @Jeremy Tillotson  @Ned Carey  

In Florida, it is called "Ejection". This involves attorneys and a judge. I fully agree with @Ned Carey  . Cash for keys.

Last week, I had one like that. I told them I had just bought the house for my daughter, and she was moving in next weekend. The painters were coming Thursday. It worked! The squatter is out! (Full disclosure? I have no daughter.)

I would get a homeless man to move in and live with them.

@Precious Thompson I have paid cash for keys many times, but I usually try to negotiate them out first. 

Billy B. LOL, that is flippin hilarious! 

@Chad Urbshott

Seriously I befriended a homeless man near campus when I was in college and I give him access to my rentals when I have issues. Is this  legal?  Not sure but my "NEW TENANT" also has rights.

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Raymond

definitely look into the local laws. If it's a purchase of your own. It may give you a better purchase price. Motivated sellers can't sell a house no one is allowed into. 

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