Anybody have any success with convincing a land/house owner that it is better to let you stay there rent free and have the place maintained and safe ? The alternative being it boarded up then gets broken into and trashed. I don't mean like pressure the owner but being genuine about it. Like those foreclosed tract homes. If empty the grass outside grows wild the empty home becomes a magnet to be broken into and vandalized. With someone there even if rent free it can remain just any regular well maintained house. Of course you leave in a heartbeat the second paying renters or purchasers come around. Just kind of a free service (rent free) for a free service (occupying and maintaining the home to keep it less vulnerable). What's the luck out there of finding arrangements like this ?