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Florida Squatter Rights Law: Expert Kevin Kellogg Urges Vigilance for Out-of-State Owners

Fort Myers, Florida, – In a significant stride towards protecting property rights in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis is poised to sign a pivotal new law very soon. With the imminent enactment of Bill 621, industry experts like Kevin L. Kellogg, a distinguished Real Estate Broker at Logical Choice Realty Group, expresses both approval for the legislation and deep concerns, particularly for out-of-state and international property owners.

According to Kellogg, “Thankfully, squatters’ rights have not been an issue to date in our region. However, with this issue gaining national attention, it poses a HUGE concern for property owners, especially those residing out of state and out of the country.”

As the spotlight on squatting intensifies across the nation, Kellogg underscores the pressing need for preemptive measures to safeguard property owners’ interests. “Entrusting the management of their properties to licensed professionals like Logical Choice Realty Group becomes paramount in ensuring protection against potential risks,” Kellogg adds.

Bill 621 represents a critical step towards addressing the challenges posed by squatting. Under its provisions, law enforcement will be empowered to promptly remove squatters from properties, thereby expediting the eviction process and minimizing financial losses for property owners. Furthermore, the legislation imposes severe penalties on individuals responsible for causing damage exceeding $1,000 to a property, serving as a strong deterrent against unlawful occupation and vandalism.

Kellogg remains hopeful about the impact of this legislation, emphasizing, “By prioritizing the rights of property owners, Florida sets an example for other states grappling with similar challenges. Through collaborative efforts and proactive initiatives, we can effectively address the issue of squatting and ensure a secure environment for property owners nationwide.”

Logical Choice Realty Group is a leading property management firm based in Southwest Florida, renowned for its expertise in real estate brokerage and investment strategies. Committed to excellence and client satisfaction, the firm provides comprehensive solutions to protect the interests of property owners.

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