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QLD What to Do about Squatter on My Property?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Alex S, 27 June 2015.

  1. Alex S

    Alex S Member

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    Hello I have just been informed that there is a squatter on my property investment where does that put me?
    Under property law, what legal implications could there be? I need advice urgently please as to what to do.
     
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Alex,

    Do you know how long the squatter has been there? If it has been for a few months or a couple of years then you should be fine to evict them. Sometimes (very rarely), adverse possession claims come up. However a squatter needs to have taken possession and used the property as their own for 12 years. I'm assuming that situation doesn't apply to you.

    Therefore, I suggest that you give the police a call and ask them to evict the squatter. They have no legal rights to be there.
     
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  3. Alex S

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    Hello Ivy,
    Thank you for your reply. Apparently he has been there for 3 weeks.
    I have taken the step you recommended, not that I want to give him a hard time it's just that I am concerned about litigation if he were to injure himself while there. So I have not given consent and the local officer has asked him to move on.

    thanks again for your reply.
    PS I like your Avatar - to kill a mocking bird I believe :) great classic
    Kind regards
    AlexS.
     
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