Non-Lawyer Squats in Abandoned Foreclosed $330,000 House, Tries to Acquire It Through Adverse Possession
posted by Josh Blackman
Kenneth Robinson is currently squatting in a house in foreclosure that the owner had abandoned with hopes of acquiring it through adverse possession. After filling out a $16 “Affidavit of Adverse Possession” with a local court, he has set up shop in the home (it is unclear how he obtained a key). He even put up no trespassing signs. It is definitely notorious, and based on this news report, open as well (assuming the owner finds out).
It seems that Texas requires 3 years to obtain title via adverse possession, so he has some time. The full story is at the Daily Mail and a video from a local news station is available here. Let’s see what happens over the next three years.