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New York lawmakers eye defining squatting as trespassing

Posted on AllSides April 11th, 2024
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Squatters’ rights in New York City may change soon, with residents expressing concerns about their safety amid an influx of squatters appearing in their neighborhoods.

Proposed bills in the state Legislature would, for the first time, differentiate between squatters and tenants and create a shift in protections.

New York State Assemblyman Jake Blumencranz introduced Assembly Bill 6894, which would “protect the rights of homeowners and add squatting to the definition of criminal trespassing.”

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