Andre Barbosa moved into the home in Boca Raton, Florida, in July, and has discovered a loophole that allows people to claim a piece of property as their own if they are there for seven years.
This is because no one witnessed Barbosa break into the 7,522-square foot abode, which also possess five-bedrooms, six-bathrooms, and has a waterfront entrance, so he won’t be able to get arrested.
Bank Of America, the company which foreclosed on the house, has done nothing to evict the 23-year-old and have failed to make any progress in reclaiming the property.
This situation has made neighbours to the vagrant very nervous, as they paid over $1 million for their homes. Lyn Houston, who lives next-door, told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper that she has attempted to contact the institution in order to buy the building, but they’ve yet to respond.
“We’re all going crazy, trying to figure out what to do,” she stated. “It’s unbelievable that it can be done. Plus, if they’ve got the balls to break in the house, what’s to prevent them from coming over here?”
Barbosa has yet to comment on the matter, however the Bank of America released the following statement to MailOnline, “We have been in communication with the Boca Raton Police Department regarding the concerns with the occupants of Golden Harbour Drive property.”
“There is a certain legal process we are required by law to follow and we filed the appropriate action. The bank is taking this situation seriously and we will work diligently to resolve this matter”
Barbosa has so far evaded police action by naming himself as a ‘living beneficiary’ to the Divine estate, and he was also able to present documents to officers who visited him the day after Christmas.