Squatters move into man’s house, change locks and refuse to leave 

Posted at 4:59 PM, Aug 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-22 17:04:37-04

Portland, Ore. — A man who recently purchased a home was surprised to learn a family had moved ahead of him and changed the locks.

Rod Nylund said he learned of the occupants, presumably squatters, last week when a contractor arrived at the home to find it occupied, according to KPTV. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but the police officer said there was nothing he could do.

Nyuland’s realtor discovered the couple had also started utility services in their names.

“It’s kind of like buying a car and you walk out to get in it and somebody’s sitting in there,” Nylund said.

Neighbors told KPTV the couple recently moved in after the home had been vacant for several months.

Nylund has offered the occupants money to move out, without success.

The home’s occupants declined to comment.

An attorney told KPTV the homeowner will have to go to court and file a forcible entry and detainer action.