My question involves real estate located in the State of: New york, suffolk county
My sister is at it again! Trying to do something ridiculous instead of just growning up , saving money and buying a house the right way....
My sister (physical ag 35, mental age 15-20 aka arrested development) thinks she's going to just move into a house in our town and in 10 years it'll be hers.
She suffers from "confirmation bias" and she wears blinders. She gets these ideas in her head and puts on her rose colored glasses and thinks it's going to be great
then is totally blindsided when it all falls apart.
I know about adverse possession. Seems like a great idea but in NY I"m sure there's a heck of a lot of red tape to it and it's prob. near impossible to get a house
via adverse possession.
No joke, this is what she just messaged me:
Step 1: Gain access to the house, take all the boards down and change the locks.
Step 2: Assess the interior , see how damaged it is.
Step 3: Get the utilities turned on
Step 4: start clean up and move in.
EDITED TO ADD:
The house has been empty for at least 10 years. Possibly more. Not sure if it's a foreclosure or not.
The person that lived there had tried to kill himself (but lived), he was in a nursing home since then with brain injury due to lack of oxygen.
I told her she needs to contact the man's daughter who prob. still has title of the house. From what I gathered the woman has to know my sister is living there.
I've been reading up on it and I'm finding so much different information IDK what to believe. If anyone can direct me to a good source or can lay out the procedure here
that would be awesome.
Of course, please ask any questions you need to to verify info.
Thanks so much. :0)