Selling a house with squatters

Selling a house with squatters is never going to be easy, and in a buyers’ market it’s particularly tough. After all, who would want to buy a home that they can’t move into without a lengthy, and often expensive, legal battle to remove the people who are already living there?

In most circumstances, you can remove squatters from your house by legal means, but this can take months to achieve. If they’ve been there for over ten years, you could have a real battle on your hands, and they can even apply to take legal ownership of your property. 

If you don’t have the time, the money, or the brain space to deal with the problem, you can still sell a house with squatters by using a cash house buyer. Cash buyers will buy any house, in any circumstances. They’ll take the squatter problem off your hands and deal with it themselves, while you walk away with cash in the bank.

In this article, we’ll take a look at exactly what constitutes a squatter, what rights you and your squatters have, and how to legally remove squatters from your property.