Family Comes Home To Find Stranger Has Claimed House
If we came home and found some ish like this, somebody’s head is getting beat to the white meat.
According to WLWT:
A family in Springdale returned from an out-of-town visit to a dying relative to find someone else had moved into their home of 21 years. Their outrage has now turned into a court battle, pitting them against a man who says he has the court documents to prove the house is now his.
WLWT News 5’s Karin Johnson began to investigate and uncovered a dozen cases, all linked to the same man. Robert Carr went into the home on Springdale Lake Drive, changed the locks and emptied the house. The family said when they confronted Carr, he showed them a document he filed with the Hamilton County Court.
It’s called a “quiet title” and lays claim to the property because Carr said the family abandoned the house and gave up all rights. Family members said they are too afraid to be identified. “What he’s looking for is full title and ownership of the home,” the family’s attorney, Alison Warner, said.
Carr expects to pay nothing to take the home. “I feel violated. (I’m) very scared, you know, because I never know if somebody’s going to be here,” the homeowner said. The family attorney told Johnson the legal fight is adding to a painful year for the family. “This is stress that has fallen on their shoulders out of nowhere, after the death of a loved one and now they’re responsible to answer to this,” Warner said.
The family in Springdale called the court fight a nightmare. “It’s really been hard,” the homeowner said.