New law allows squatters to be evicted in 72 hours

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 02, 2024 6:56 PM CT | Published: July 02, 2024 4:00 AM CT

Previously, the burden to remove an unlawful occupant from a property fell on the homeowner and involved a lengthy court eviction process, which state Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, said could take up to two years and cost thousands.

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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