what is az. law on "squatters"and "squatter rights"
Question Details: they've been there a while ,nested, for lack of a better term,claim the time gives them some rights. how do i get rid of them?
I am not admitted in Arizona. What you are referring to is the legal doctrine of "adverse possession" which is an "actual, visible, hostile, notorious, exclusive, and continuous possession of the property" for a certain length of time, by a party(ies).
In Arizona, adverse possession requires 3 years if under title or color of title, 5 years if recorded in a deed and paying taxes on the land, but without title, and 10 years if you are simply using the land, and it cannot be more than 160 acres.
Get a lawyer and have them thrown off the land for trespassing.