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Squatters rights

If your thinking of buying property then building later be very cautious and aware of squatters and their rights…

People who move onto a piece of property which they do not own, live there for a year and who improve the property by working the land and/or constructing a dwelling, may have a legal right to live there since they may have acquired a “right of possession”.  Once acquired, this right of possession can be sold to others.

If a large piece of property is purchased it is essential that a watchman be hired to report any squatters to the police before they become settled.  An employee hired to guard a property cannot become a squatter, but an employment agreement with the watchman is a good idea.

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