After purchasing an investment property in Florida, you must complete routine inspections. This is not only to ensure that it does not require maintenance but also to make sure that there are no squatters living in your property.
Finding out that your property has become the home of a squatter is not something an owner wants. It is a violation of both your rights and your privacy. Over time, squatters will develop rights to the land that they are living in. This will make it more difficult to remove them.
You must take action immediately to remove squatters and to protect your property.
In Florida, squatters do not have property ownership rights right away. They can assume these ownership rights if they file for an adverse possession claim. (more…)