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30-Unit Apartment Building
$42,000 Monthly Income
Please email me, Leona@LeonaTurner.com, for details and availability and pricing.

Talk to you soon. Leona Greenlow-Turner

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The legal doctrine that allows trespassers to become owners is called “adverse possession.” The home vacant home is occupied by someone with the intent to adversely possess the property. To my favorite home squatters, please be aware to make an adverse possession claim California now requires the following:
In order to assert a claim of adverse possession in California, the claimant (party seeking to gain title to the property) must demonstrate:

    possession under a claim of right or color of title;
    actual, open, notorious occupation (protected by a substantial enclosure such as a fence and usually cultivated or improved);
    adverse and hostile possession;
    continuous possession for a period of five years; and
    and certified records of the county tax collector showing that ALL state, county, or municipal taxes have been TIMELY paid for the FIVE-year period the property has been occupied and claimed

Previously, the law merely requires proof that taxes have been paid for the five-year period, not certified proof of timely payments. Assembly Bill 1684. And after keeping up appearances for 5 years, you still may not take title to the home. Keep any and all paperwork and be able to present it to law enforcement or neighbors. This type of possession can be very dangerous. You’re safety is the most important aspect of any home acquisition.

Talk to you soon. Leona Greenlow-Turner

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