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New law would help put stop to squatters

Posted at 6:59 PM, Mar 09, 2017

A proposal is making its way through the state legislature that would make it harder for people to squat in houses.

The bill would require leases on single-family homes to be notarized and contain contact information for the landlord.

The assemblyman who introduced the bill says an lease not meeting those standards would be presumed false.

Opponents say the requirements would be burdensome to real estate agents and they're concerned how it would affect electronic lease signing.

If you believe that you have squatters in your neighborhood, let us know by emailing squatterspotters@ktnv.com.