Thursday, March 15, 2012
Squatter's rights to someone else's property
A landlord in the Ozone Park section of Queens says that the court system is completely unfair to landlords, and he cites one specific example to prove his case.
Since July, Rene Mediavillo has been trying to evict the woman who is currently occupying his two bedroom walk-up on Liberty Avenue.
Mediavillo is so fed up, in fact, that he has a new name for the “squatter” that lives in his building: “The professional tenant from hell.”
According to Mediavillo, four trips to housing court has resulted in four adjournments, and the woman still hasn’t moved.
“She’s still living there, she doesn’t pay rent and she doesn’t offer to pay rent at all,” Mediavillo said.
Help Me Howard has the full story.