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Homeowners score victory against squatters in New York after landlord handcuffed in $1M home heist

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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The "optics" of a homeowner handcuffed after changing the locks on a squatter in her Queens home worth $1 million pushed New York lawmakers to enact a harsh new law to protect property owners, a real estate attorney told Fox News Digital. A portion of New York's 2024 state budget agreement, signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul Monday, specifically excludes squatters from tenant protections under state law. The language defines a squatter as someone staying on a property without permission from its owner or the owner's representative. This wording,...

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