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‘Squatter Hunter’ Applauds Historic Ban, Calls on Other States to Support Homeowners

via Inside Edition
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Squatter removal activist, Flash Shelton, encountered squatters living in his late father’s home and was unable to easily remove them due to civil statutes protecting squatters.

Shelton then launched United Handymans Association and “Squatter Hunters” to help homeowners remove squatters.

“I decided to break the laws down and figured out that if they could take a house, I could take a house, and I got my squatters out in less than a day, and I decided to devote the attention I was getting from my YouTube channel to do something good,” Shelton said.

“I announced a year ago I was going to fight for squatter law change, and then I opened up Squatter Hunters to help homeowners get rid of their squatters,” he said.

“As long as we can absolutely detail out the difference between squatting being criminal and tenant rights being civil, then I think it will make the difference and give the homeowners the balance and support that they deserve,” Shelton said.

Notably, a new Florida law was recently passed that now bans squatting by allowing police to arrest those who can’t prove residence.

“You are not going to be able to commandeer somebody’s private property and expect to get away with it. We are in the state of Florida ending the squatter scam once and for all,” DeSantis said.

Many praised the law as a positive step that may prompt other states to act.

Meanwhile, squatting cases are rising in New York where laws make it difficult to remove squatters living in a home for over 30 days.

Shelton advised homeowners encountering squatters to call police for safety and then his group if police can’t intervene further.

“Don’t do anything yourself. It’s property — don’t risk your life. Call law enforcement,” Shelton said.

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