They need to track down that Craig’s List asshole and put him/her in jail, too!
“I found out in the past week there is some archaic law that says if someone sets up residence in your home, it doesn’t matter how they get in there they have rights until we evict them,” Everman said.
Everman found Tamera Pritchett living in her Cobb County, Ga. home with her fiance and two children, WSB2 reported. Everman called the police after she found a broken window, assuming the officers would evict the trespassers.
Pritchett said she found the home for rent on Craigslist, signed the lease by fax, and paid the rent through a money order.
“And they told us until these people come and forcibly evict us they can’t force us out on our rights,” Pritchett said. “We’re not just trying to stay in your home and hold you up on your sale. But at the same time, we just spent $3,000—that’s not something we can just pull out and immediately move somewhere else, you know.”
Everman fears she may lose the pending sale on her home.
“Outrage. Everybody doesn’t understand why someone who has no legal right to be in my home can stay in my home and I’m the one who has to evict them,” Everman said.
The eviction process in Georgia can take four to six weeks.