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Joe Rogan slams NYC’s ‘bananas’ squatter policy: ‘You’re basically allowing people to steal other people’s homes’

Joe Rogan has hit out at woke squatter policies in cities like New York that he says are “basically allowing people to steal other people’s homes.”

The podcaster was discussing recent reports of homeowners struggling to take back their houses from squatters with comedians Dave Attell and Ian Fidance on his show Saturday — noting how one woman in Queens was even arrested after she changed her locks to force them out.

Under New York law, squatters have rights to a property after living there for just 30 days.

“That is bananas,” Rogan said.

Joe Rogan hit out at New York’s woke squatter policies in his podcast on Saturday. Joe Rogan Experience/YouTube
Joe Rogan hit out at New York’s woke squatter policies in his podcast on Saturday. Joe Rogan Experience/YouTube

Fidance then mentioned that squatters have taken over more than 1,000 homes in Atlanta, Ga.

“A thousand is crazy,” Rogan replied.

“That means they know how to do it and they know the loophole — and you need to tighten that loophole up, you f–heads,” he said, apparently referring to the woke politicians.

“People are so smart, they know how to jack the system,” Fidance agreed.

“100%,” Rogan continued. “Especially criminals and fraudsters.

Rogan and his guests on Saturday’s episode spoke about how a Queens woman was arrested after she changed her locks in an effort to force squatters out of her house. ABC7
Rogan and his guests on Saturday’s episode spoke about how a Queens woman was arrested after she changed her locks in an effort to force squatters out of her house. ABC7
Under New York law, squatters have rights to a property after living there just 30 days. ABC7
Under New York law, squatters have rights to a property after living there just 30 days. ABC7

“They know that you have to pay them to get out, and that’s what a lot [of] homeowners do. Then the problem is then another person’s just going to jump in.”

The situation then becomes increasingly costly for the homeowner, as they have to hire a lawyer and take the squatters to court, Fidance noted.

“And good luck trying to sell the place ‘cause if you’re not there in the house, then they’ll squat,” Rogan said.

The situation becomes increasingly costly for the homeowner, as they have to hire a lawyer and take the squatters to court. James Keivom
The situation becomes increasingly costly for the homeowner, as they have to hire a lawyer and take the squatters to court. James Keivom

He went on to mention a recent YouTube video in which one squatter explained how he drafted a fake lease, and used the falsified document to get the utilities under his name — forcing the legal homeowner to have to take him to court.

“And it could be months and months before you even get a trial,” Rogan said.

“It’s so crazy that in the name of protecting tenants — which is important, you don’t want a shitty landlord, you want to protect tenants — but in the name of protecting tenants, you’re basically allowing people to steal people’s houses,” he lamented.