ATLANTA — A one-time fee and the house is yours.
There’s no mortgage or hire, that’s the deal being marketed on Instagram.
The catch is that you just grow to be a felony – a squatter.
The account states clearly they haven’t any authorized proper to those houses.
At first look, it seems similar to one other actual property professional hustling to hire houses on social media.
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However at 1TimePaymentHomes, the location makes it clear these are squatter houses and spells out simply what meaning in a pinned Insta story.
“The corporate’s homeowners will come out, so will the police. The police will let you know there’s nothing they will do about it — squatters rights,” the Instagram account reads.
“This can be a felony act. That is stealing and must be checked out that approach,” stated a property proprietor who requested solely to be recognized as David.
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Property homeowners and managers say the squatting drawback has exploded over the previous 12 months in metro Atlanta.
The CEO of the Nationwide Rental Dwelling Council, David Howard, stated Atlanta is seeing extra squatters than anyplace else within the nation.
“We’re seeing conditions of trespassing in Atlanta that we’re not seeing anyplace else on this nation, when it comes to scale,” Howard stated.
We go undercover to confront the folks behind this account. What occurred once they noticed our digicam rolling, on Channel 2 Motion Information at 5 p.m.
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