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Tracy Woodard and her family, returned home from a week-long vacation to find evidence that squatters had taken residence in their Barrington, Rhode Island home.

Ms. Woodard told WJAR NBC 10, "The first thing I noticed was the stench, like the house just stunk

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Its always the teenagers... What is there not a homeless population in Rhode Island?

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^ I don't think it was homeless people.

 

Just a bunch of teenagers who had no where else to party.

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There have been reports in the UK of peoples houses being taken over whilst away and worse when they get back it takes weeks of court time to evict them.

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There have been reports in the UK of peoples houses being taken over whilst away and worse when they get back it takes weeks of court time to evict them.

 

In America, we have guns for that.

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Its always the teenagers... What is there not a homeless population in Rhode Island?

 

Not in Barrington. 

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In America, we have guns for that.

In the UK even if we had guns [another topic] then you would face large jail time so still be homeless

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I'd be royally ###### and report it to the police.

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In the UK even if we had guns [another topic] then you would face large jail time so still be homeless

 

We can. Go and apply for your shotgun license, or get a Rifle.  :rofl:

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Its always the teenagers... What is there not a homeless population in Rhode Island?

 

I don't know about where you live, but all the homeless in my area are rather respectful and thankful for anything given to them. Far more respect than one would really expect. Teenagers around here on the other hand...

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I usually ask, and pay someone I know and trust to house sit if I need to vacate my house for a week.

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I usually ask, and pay someone I know and trust to house sit if I need to vacate my house for a week.

 

 

You need to swap your palatial mansion for a castle :D

 

We can. Go and apply for your shotgun license, or get a Rifle.  :rofl:

 

You would be done for assault and probably lose your license at the same time,meanwhile they would still reside in your home whilst you took up residence in a cell.

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There have been reports in the UK of peoples houses being taken over whilst away and worse when they get back it takes weeks of court time to evict them.

Actually the law has changed recently, you only need to go through the courts if it is a business property they are squatting in if I remember correctly.

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I've heard about this is Aus too. Apparently, squatters have rights.

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Actually the law has changed recently, you only need to go through the courts if it is a business property they are squatting in if I remember correctly.

 

Yup.

If it's a residential property you can just bust in and kick them out. If it's a business property the courts will send in the heavies for you to remove the squatters and make the premises safe.

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if i was in my house in uk and squatters were there id take out my massive army knife from cupboard and stick it through one of there hands, thatll clear em out. and they cant moan cus its free on NHS might even get a bed for the night, could be there lucky day!!

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I was robbed a few years ago and I can understand her feelings of being violated.

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You need to swap your palatial mansion for a castle .

lol it's a 5 bed end of terrace house, nothing fancy :p

(4 bed with the front room converted for my disabled parents)

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So technically they weren't squatters at all, since they were gone when the home owners came back home. Just trying to get a sensational title.  This was more of a burglary of a dwelling then anything.

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In America, we have guns for that.

 

That would be excessive force, however this is clearly something that needs to be sorted through legal means, especially in the UK. Squatting in empty properties is one thing but doing it to a house that is being lived in is as bad as burglary in my opinion.

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I was robbed a few years ago and I can understand her feelings of being violated.

Where was your shotgun .... ?

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