Could a stranger take your house and move in while telling you it’s no longer yours?
Unbelievably, this actually happened to a Santa Cruz couple. After returning from their vacation, they were shocked to find the locks had been changed and a middle aged man proclaiming the house was now his. He had the deed to prove it.
After an investigation it was discovered there had been faulty paperwork when the couple bought the house themselves three years earlier.
However, no one can take advantage of faulty paperwork and take over a property. Still this is a lesson for the prudent real estate investor. Make sure all paperwork is correct and these rare events can be avoided.
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