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Maybe a New Reality Show: The Squatters!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by doctorquant, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Don't know if anyone's been reading about this, but of late there has been a spate of so-called "adverse possession" affidavits being filed here in Tarrant County (home of Arlington and Fort Worth). Per Texas law, apparently one can claim abandoned and neglected properties and, ultimately, get full title to them. What's going on is, apparently, not at all consistent with that law and is simple burglary masquerading as something else.

    Looks like the authorities are wising up (http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/13/3593021/two-mansfield-squatters-evicted.html), but it seems they're joining the party a bit late.

    And here you thought the robo-signings were scandalous!
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Adverse possession laws vary by state. In some of them, you have to hold the property for 5, 10, even 20 years before you can claim adverse possession.

    Unless Texas' standards are so low, these squatters really have no case.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    What started this craze was the story of this guy in Flower Mound over the summer. That was a special situation where the house fell through the cracks and the titleholder was uncertain. That doesn't apply in just about all other cases.

  4. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member


    Disappointed in this thread.
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