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  •  just finished a bizarre case where (12+ / 0-)

    someone moved a trailer onto a rural lot I own.  The people would not come to the door, they had no mailbox and their cars did not have correct plates  The trailer lacked county registration and as far as I could determine this was an attempt at adverse possession.

    However, I continued to pay the property taxes though the magistrate refused to issue an eviction order since I did not have any names to place on the order  Cops went there but told me if no one answered the door they could do nothing.  My attorney advised me not to move or even touch the trailer since the inhabitants could then sue for malicious mischief.

    Final solution? We took the backhoe and destroyed all the driveways and were standing by when people tried to repair driveways and had them warned for trespassing.  They then agreed to move the trailer but this was one of the more bizarre cases of squatting I have encountered  

    •  Boy . . . (6+ / 0-)

      that is bizarre. Property-related issues never cease to amaze.

    •  I have a similar neighbor story. This one didn't (1+ / 0-)
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      steal our property with his fences alignment, no, he threw a fence up almost 1/8 of a mile from his house. The problem is the property does not belong to him, period. It was the access for utility companies, an easement clearly described in the property description. He hung a sign on the gate that states and I quote "For acess (a non spelling teabagger) inquire at 1400 Overlook". Problem is even if it were his property the guy is never home, often disappearing for weeks. So if any of the 11 affected neighbors have a power transformer blow, their cable or phone goes out, the power/phone/cable companies have no access to our properties. Not to mention the county used to do mosquito control, kept the cleared part mowed to help alleviate fire threat from the 1,000 or so acres of woods behind our homes. There are floodwater control canals just 100' behind us that need dredged every few years, that hasn't happened in years now thanks to this asshole. To top it off he uses the property as his personal hunting ground, the bear, turkey, and wild hogs that used to be so common haven't been seen in a few years now.
         Florida Dept of Wildlife refuse to do anything. Code enforcement claims it is up to the city police. The city police claim it is a Sheriffs Dept matter. The Sheriffs Dept claims the only recourse we have is to sue. The utility companies refuse to get involved- but they have said they will tear down his fence if it ever stands in the way of their access.
         For being the one who has raised the most hell about it, he has shot out my windshield, knocked my mailbox off it's post and slashed my tires. One of these true gun nut teabagger types, really nuts. He threatened to kill a 73 yr old veteran who is missing one leg for merely being on the property. He pulled a gun on a teenage kid walking his dog on the property. But he doesn't scare me.
         And that is the problem, everyone lives in fear of this asshole, the way he wants it- except for me- and it drives him absolutely ape shit.
         He is absolutely scared to death of me because I refuse to take his shit and have kept the pressure on regardless of his stupidity, his previous threats or his damn guns. Twice he has confronted me wearing a gun.
         This will not end nicely, I am well aware of it.
         Sorry about his luck.

         

      If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai E. Stevenson

      by teabaggerssuckbalz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 06:24:55 AM PDT

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      •  teabaggersuckbalz (1+ / 0-)
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        Sorry to hear about your experience, but I am pleased to hear that you are standing up to this guy. I'm convinced that is the only way to handle such bullies.

        Feel free to keep me posted on your situation. Neighbor problems/property disputes, etc. are a prime interest of mine.

        I wish you the best.

        •  Well thanks, Roger! It has been ongoing for about (0+ / 0-)

          3 years now but as luck would have it a sheriffs deputy moved in right next door to me yesterday. He is one of those who drives his patrol car home, so there it sits beside my house. A very intimidating obstacle for Mr. Asshole to contend with I am sure...

          If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai E. Stevenson

          by teabaggerssuckbalz on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 09:49:34 AM PDT

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