My question involves personal property located in the State of: Virginia, Hello, I live next door to a Foreclosed property, the owners of the property were evicted and have left, however they left some people in the house who still occupy it, I am sure they are squatters since they never really lived there during the foreclosure process, but didn't leave when the foreclosed owners did either. There are only 2 homes here there is a gravel driveway that leads from the main road up to the Foreclosed homes driveway, and continues up to my driveway.
The squatters are continuously along with there friends are consistently using and damaging the "shared" part of the driveway, there is nothing that I can find in the mortgage documents that really addresses the driveway other than stated it's shared, the property line goes straight down the middle of the shared portion to the main road, my question is, since these people are not legal legitimate owners or have any interest in the property can I forbid them to utilize the driveway?? It is the only method of reaching the foreclosed homes driveway, but since they have no legal claim to it ( I have checked and the owner of the property is the bank, the original owners that were evicted names are no longer listed in the records ). I want them to have no ingress or egress to the property in hopes that this will force them to leave and I can make needed improvements to the driveway. The grass is 6ft tall, the rear of the house looks like a landfill, of which I have addressed with the Sheriff but nothing has been done to date, COVID-19 has placed a moratorium on evictions but I wouldn't think that should apply to squattters.
Please help, I don't think squatters have any right to property that they do not own, pay rent, taxes etc on.