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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 04:14 PM
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13. A friend of mine has told me that if we don't get them out FAST...
that they will have "established residence",
and we will have to legally EVICT them, which
could take 6 months or more.

I wish the cops would answer....
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  -Help! Has anyone ever had squatters take over your empty house before? PassingFair  Dec-15-08 03:57 PM   #0 
  - Seems like a job for the police to me.  progressoid   Dec-15-08 03:59 PM   #1 
  - Call the police again.  Lex   Dec-15-08 03:59 PM   #2 
  - Wow.  PeaceNikki   Dec-15-08 04:03 PM   #3 
  - My mother and my husband are headed here to find the  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:06 PM   #4 
     - The police should ask the trespassers to show proof they have  Lex   Dec-15-08 04:07 PM   #6 
     - That would be great, except the police haven't SHOWN UP.  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:13 PM   #10 
        - Sometimes you have to keep calling  Lex   Dec-15-08 04:15 PM   #14 
     - I would hope something can be done.  PeaceNikki   Dec-15-08 04:12 PM   #8 
        - A friend of mine has told me that if we don't get them out FAST...  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:14 PM   #13 
           - eek  PeaceNikki   Dec-15-08 04:16 PM   #16 
           - Remember that movie Pacific Heights...  Jamastiene   Dec-15-08 07:28 PM   #52 
  - People actually do that?  LaraMN   Dec-15-08 04:06 PM   #5 
  - Can you have the water and heat shut off?  ocelot   Dec-15-08 04:09 PM   #7 
  - In Michigan?  PeaceNikki   Dec-15-08 04:13 PM   #9 
  - Good point. I didn't check to see where you were.  ocelot   Dec-15-08 04:14 PM   #12 
  - I called the water emergency number and they are...  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 05:03 PM   #33 
  - You might consider calling someone in the media.  Shakespeare   Dec-15-08 05:31 PM   #40 
     - It makes me think they know what they're doing...  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 05:36 PM   #42 
  - Shutting off the heat in Michigan in winter...  Iggo   Dec-15-08 11:50 PM   #68 
     - It wouldn't be "killing" them. They COULD leave. n/t  PassingFair   Dec-16-08 06:59 AM   #74 
  - I'm guessing you'll probably have to let the law enforcement take care of it....  SacredCow   Dec-15-08 04:14 PM   #11 
  - They drove up while my husband was looking at the locks....  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:15 PM   #15 
     - I'm a little curious as to why the locksmith wouldn't change the locks at your request, too...  SacredCow   Dec-15-08 04:17 PM   #17 
        - My mom took off as soon as the neighbors told her someone had moved in.  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:20 PM   #19 
           - Perhaps the squatters re-keyed it themeselves?  SacredCow   Dec-15-08 04:27 PM   #20 
           - The squatters DID rekey it.  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:28 PM   #21 
           - She needs to take the paperwork to the police station,  Lars39   Dec-15-08 05:06 PM   #34 
              - She's going to go in tomorrow morning ...  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 05:14 PM   #36 
                 - Good grief!!!  Lars39   Dec-15-08 05:21 PM   #39 
                    - A friend of mine who lives in a much more dangerous area  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 05:34 PM   #41 
                       - Sad to see things devolve and disintegrate like that.  Lars39   Dec-15-08 05:48 PM   #43 
                          - I'll update tomorrow, or tonight, if the police call...  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 05:54 PM   #44 
  - That's kind of horrifying.  Shakespeare   Dec-15-08 04:19 PM   #18 
  - I've had to deal with it in a rental I was managing.  LeftyMom   Dec-15-08 04:30 PM   #22 
  - It's the City of Detroit.  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:32 PM   #23 
     - I know how that goes.  LeftyMom   Dec-15-08 04:35 PM   #24 
     - did you call 911 first and get pushed off to non-emergency?  justabob   Dec-15-08 04:44 PM   #28 
     - (see post 27, below...)  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:45 PM   #29 
        - Sorry I missed that  justabob   Dec-15-08 04:54 PM   #31 
     - You should call Wayne County Sheriffs DPT. This sounds more their speed anyhow.  leeroysphits   Dec-15-08 05:55 PM   #45 
        - Didn't think about THAT!  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 06:43 PM   #47 
  - What a nightmare.  PelosiFan   Dec-15-08 04:36 PM   #25 
  - They just took over last night.  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 04:42 PM   #27 
     - If you do go there, make sure you bring other people with you.  PelosiFan   Dec-15-08 04:49 PM   #30 
     - If they were renters being evicted the sheriff would've been there already.  Sequoia   Dec-15-08 05:00 PM   #32 
     - how will they be able to tell if they're "squatters"  jberryhill   Dec-15-08 05:13 PM   #35 
     - Isn't it a STRANGE word?  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 05:15 PM   #37 
     - Reminds me of an urban legend....  SacredCow   Dec-15-08 07:38 PM   #53 
  - I'm totally furious on your behalf.  crim son   Dec-15-08 04:38 PM   #26 
  - The entire City of Detroit has only 6 precincts.  PassingFair   Dec-15-08 05:16 PM   #38 
     - Go to the precinct nearest to the house with the deeds and proof  merh   Dec-15-08 06:09 PM   #46 
     - Assholes.  crim son   Dec-15-08 08:36 PM   #59 
  - Fuck that.  Blarch   Dec-15-08 07:02 PM   #48 
  - Technically there IS a robbery in progress. It is called theft of services.  KitchenWitch   Dec-15-08 07:41 PM   #54 
  - Then kick the door in and tell em ...  Blarch   Dec-15-08 07:46 PM   #55 
  - I was just pointing out to the OP that her mom may have the recourse  KitchenWitch   Dec-15-08 07:48 PM   #56 
     - Isn't that ridiculous?  crim son   Dec-15-08 08:38 PM   #60 
  - Absolutely right, KW  Whoa_Nelly   Dec-15-08 09:46 PM   #62 
  - +1  Blue_Tires   Dec-15-08 10:08 PM   #64 
  - I would call the sheriff  northernlights   Dec-15-08 07:04 PM   #49 
  - Bart Carny  arcadian   Dec-15-08 07:08 PM   #50 
  - Have all utilities shut off.  Jamastiene   Dec-15-08 07:27 PM   #51 
  - If Police don't address this tonight, I'd shut the water off first thing in the morning.  Lil Missy   Dec-15-08 07:54 PM   #57 
  - This is ridiculous. I hope you can resolve this soon.  bushwentawol   Dec-15-08 08:09 PM   #58 
  - Are they homeless folks that just need a place to hang?  JanMichael   Dec-15-08 08:41 PM   #61 
  - They had the means to get the locks re-keyed.  KitchenWitch   Dec-15-08 10:34 PM   #65 
  - That's entirely possible  pecwae   Dec-16-08 05:31 AM   #73 
  - Of course we don't want to go in there shooting...  PassingFair   Dec-16-08 07:14 AM   #75 
  - get the utilities turned off asap. once that's done go to the house...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-15-08 09:51 PM   #63 
  - too late to edit my post, but to update...  CasualWatcher9   Dec-16-08 12:06 AM   #71 
  - squatting - adverse possession  Kali   Dec-15-08 10:43 PM   #66 
  - Follow Post #53's lead  Aya Reiko   Dec-15-08 11:38 PM   #67 
  - Call the cops  JVS   Dec-15-08 11:57 PM   #69 
  - If the cops don't work out, do you have any organized crime connections?  JVS   Dec-16-08 12:03 AM   #70 
  - I had a friend in detroit (i'm sure this happens in other places too)  firedupdem   Dec-16-08 01:57 AM   #72 
     - Squatters evicted last night. See SQUATTER UPDATE thread.  PassingFair   Dec-16-08 07:20 AM   #76 

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