MAN SQUATS ON MILLION DOLLAR HOME – DECLARES HE’S NOT LEAVING FOR 7 YEARS (VIDEO)
A Brazilian native found a way to live the American dream, and he doesn’t even have to pay rent. The 23-year-old simply took up residence in an abandoned house. Well, actually, it’s more like a mansion.
Andre Barbosa moved into the house in September after the owners couldn’t keep up the payments. The bank foreclosed on the $2.3 million in the ritzy Boca Raton neighborhood, and Barbosa moved right in.
Barbosa plans to spend seven years in the home, which would make him the legal owner. It’s known as ‘Adverse Possession,’ a stipulation in the law that allows a squatter legal rights to a home after a certain amount of time. As long as they occupy and maintain the property for seven years in Florida (it varies by state), it’s all theirs.
Barbosa filed paperwork with courts to declare his intent and stake his claim. For now, no one can stop him.
His neighbors aren’t happy about it at all. They all paid money for their homes and they don’t like the fact that a squatter is wiggling his way in for free. They’ve been trying to find a way to evict Barbosa.
The bank, currently the rightful owner of the house, is attempting to put an end to it. They’ve filed legal papers to have Barbosa removed. In the meantime, the Brazilian immigrant is enjoying the luxurious accommodations.