The Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS® is working for the passage of Senate Bill 15 to help address the issue of squatters in the southern Colorado. A squatter is defined as a person who unlawfully occupies an uninhabited building or land, which can place an undue financial and physical burden on either the homeowner or property manager; and, in turn, the community at large. 

As Betsy Madsen, PPAR Property Manager described, typically, it can take 30-45 days to get squatters off of a property, and can cost thousands of dollars. Senate Bill 15 would allow law enforcement to accompany the property manager or homeowner to immediately evict the squatter. 

Earlier this year, Senate Bill 15 was unanimously approved by lawmakers and has since moved into the House for approval. 

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