Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hit the Road: Alberta Landlord Wins Battle to Boot Squatter from Property

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hit the Road: Alberta Landlord Wins Battle to Boot Squatter from Property

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Landlord wins battle to boot squatter from property

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CARDSTON, Alta. - A southern Alberta landlord has won his battle to remove a squatter living in a small shack sitting on a trailer on the man's rental property.

"I'm absolutely relieved," Ivan Negrych said of his success in getting Bob Cox off his driveway in the town of Cardston, about 235 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

A judge in Lethbridge, Alta., ruled Tuesday that Cox, 54, was not to return to the property.

The judge also terminated Cox's tenancy rights as of Monday, and ruled that any property left behind would be considered abandoned.

Negrych said the judge also gave him and his wife 60 days to file a civil lawsuit to recover about $3,000 in unpaid rent and damages.

He said Cox, who had removed his trailer-shack on Monday, showed up to the hearing late and wasn't allowed to argue his case. …

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