Rental prices can have a huge part to play when people begin searching for a new home. However, this wasn’t the case for Lisa Hardy when she moved into her house in 2005. That’s because, incredibly, she and her family lived rent free in a forgotten property for the next nine years.
A resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, Hardy is a single mother of three who in 2014 was living in a house with three bedrooms on Eastern Avenue. Unlike other homeowners, though, she didn’t have anything to show that the house was hers – not even a rental contract. In fact, the house seemingly didn’t belong to anyone, with property taxes also going unpaid.
So after moving into the house in 2005, Hardy didn’t pay any kind of rent for close to a decade. Yet while the uncertainty of the property’s ownership continued to hang over her head during that time, the single mom wasn’t much perturbed. Indeed, she went about her daily life as normal, buying utilities and a security system for the house as well as looking after the front yard.