Squatting Becoming Growing Problem In United States, Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better, Experts Say

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squatting is becoming a growing issue in the United States, tying up rightful owners of properties in lengthy – and costly – legal cases, and experts are noting that just about anyone can be a victim these days, with little to no resolution currently in sight to address the problem. 

Jim Burling, a real estate lawyer and Vice President of Litigation for Pacific Legal Foundation, said that homeowners having to deal with squatters illegally living in their properties is becoming a more and more common occurrence, unfortunately. 

While there are many variations to the scheme, most often squatters will target a home that has been left vacant due to foreclosure or the death of its former occupant. 


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