News Anchor Suggests Hanging 'No Trespassing' Signs To Solve Squatter Problem

Brittany M. Hughes | March 29, 2024
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Are you a homeowner or landlord trying to boot squatters from your property after they busted in the front door and set up shop without permission? One New York news anchor thinks she knows the problem: you should have put up a “No Trespassing” sign.

Seriously. That’s the advice this actual reporter from Eyewitness News on ABC7 in new York gave to property owners who don’t want random strangers setting up shop in their vacant houses and rental properties.

“Look, this was $3.47 at Home Depot. It’s a ‘No Trespassing’ sign. You can put this up in your front door, on your property line, somewhere you can see it from the street,” she says, apparently thinking most folks don’t know how signs work.

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She goes on to explain that you should also take a time-stamped photo of the sign so that if squatters do break into your house, you can show police you had a sign up politely asking them not to.

Of course, you’d think the fact that you hold a deed to the property while the squatters have no documents proving a lease or permission for residency would do the trick, but hey - that $4 sign from the local hardware store could be the clincher.

While you’re at it, you should probably also get a t-shirt that says “Don’t Mug Me” and slap a “No Carjackers Allowed” bumper sticker on your vehicle. That’ll show ‘em.

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