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DeSantis signs law to remove squatters’ rights

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2024
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law into effect Wednesday, eliminating squatters’ rights in the state.

The law increases penalties for squatting and also makes it easier and quicker for property owners to have squatters evicted from their homes.

DeSantis said “homes are being invaded” in other states and accused the law of siding with squatters. DeSantis referred to squatting as a fad and said the goal was to have “the thumb of the law” on the scales on the side of property owners.

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