Unlawful Occupation in Atlanta: Squatters Transform Homes Into Illegal Establishments, Leaving Residents in Fear
Entire neighborhoods in Atlanta are being negatively impacted by squatters, with homeowners facing the frustrating issue of slow police response when it comes to eviction.
As a result, some homeowners have been forced to resort to offering incentives to these nuisances in order to get them to leave.
A strip club was illegally established by audacious individuals on a property they had occupied.
This property is one of the 1,200 homes that have been taken over by squatters in the city, as reported by the National Rental Home Council (NRHC) trade group.
Urbanski’s company specializes in clearing out homes for corporate landlords, occasionally needing to remove belongings left behind by squatters.
One of his employees was shot while trying to remove intruders from a property.
According to Bloomberg, Simon Frost, the CEO of Tiber Capital Group, highlighted the concerning issue of unlawful occupants who have been brandishing weapons and threatening neighbors.
These incidents have a direct impact on the safety of neighborhoods and the well-being of other residents.
Dealing with the eviction of squatters in Atlanta can be quite challenging, as it requires navigating through court backlogs and managing limited police resources.
Meanwhile, with the help of online listings and virtual real estate agents, it has become convenient for individuals to identify vacant properties and gain unauthorized access to them.
Atlanta Home-Turned-Strip-Club Scandal in October
In October, an Atlanta neighborhood was rocked by a scandal involving individuals who turned a home into an unauthorized strip club.
The property became a hub for weekend parties, with even live horses making appearances.
A dramatic incident occurred in the South Fulton area, as four individuals – DeAnthony Maddox, Jeremy Wheat, Kelvin Hall, and Tarahsjay Forde – decided to settle down without obtaining permission.
Unbeknownst to the neighbors, the seemingly ordinary 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home with three bathrooms would soon become a hub of illicit activity.
According to local reports, the squatters were responsible for running a clandestine strip club, hosting disruptive parties, and organizing car races in the street, which greatly impacted the quality of life for the neighborhood residents.
According to the local report, a SWAT team was eventually called in to clear out the house. They were able to recover two stolen cars, a stolen weapon, and stolen credit cards from the property.
A concerned resident shared with The Post their fear of going on vacation due to the possibility of squatters taking advantage of vacant homes.