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Indiana woman lives 8 years for free in forgotten house
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Indiana woman lives 8 years for free in forgotten house

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Indiana woman lives 8 years for free in forgotten house

Lisa Hardy, along with her 8-year-old daughter, Leah Jones, has lived rent-free for about eight years in an Indianapolis house that was abandoned by its investor-owner. Photo from The Indianapolis Star

INDIANAPOLIS — Lisa Hardy has many of the personal items associated with having a home to call your own: wind chimes on the front porch, a vegetable garden out back, children romping about.

What she doesn't have is a deed, or a mortgage or a rental contract with her name on it.

For the past eight years, the mother of three children has lived for free in a three-bedroom house that has belonged to no one — at least no one who's claimed it.

No landlord or out-of-state bank has ever shown up to demand rent from Hardy. And the fact that property taxes went unpaid didn't seem to matter.

> Read the full story at USAToday.com

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