Are You Required To Buy The House In A Rent To Own Home Contract? – Rent To Own Program

A really common question and concern from people looking at renting to own a house is “are you required to buy the house in a rent to own home contract ?” at the end of the rental term.

As an example…

… lets say you found a great rent to own home and agreed on an attractive rent to own agreement (lease option) with the seller that looked like this…
– $10k upfront
– $1,800/mo
– $200k purchase price option at the end of the 24 month rental agreement

Under that example, you have the opportunity to purchase the home for $200k within 24 months (often times you can purchase the home BEFORE the rental agreement ends with no problem).

So, Are You Required To Buy The House In A Rent To Own Home Contract / Agreement?

If the 24 months comes up and you’re just not ready to purchase the home… but you still love the home and want to live there still… just connect with the seller and see if they’re willing to offer you an extension on the rent to own contract.

Often times, if you’ve been a great renter and show a genuine intent to buy the house… the seller will work with you (it’s in everyones best interest).

If the 24 months comes up and you’re just not ready to buy and you don’t want to stay in the house… you can move out and not purchase the house… usually with no penalty.

What Happens To The Money You’ve Paid The House Owner Up To This Point?

If you choose not to buy the house, the time you spent in the home is treated just like a rental… since you didn’t exercise your option to purchase the home.

That’s the key distinction you need to be clear on with rent to own home programs.

That there are two parts to the agreement…

  1. A Rental Agreement: First first part is a normal rental agreement. You pay a monthly rent on the house for a specified term.
  2. The Option To Purchase: This is a separate agreement that gives you the option to purchase the house for an agreed upon price at a future date.

If you decide not to buy the home… you’re just deciding not to exercise your option to purchase the house… and everyone walks away looking at that past time as a rental.

Make sense?

Really it gives you as the rental tenant / buyer great flexibility in the deal. If you want to buy the home… you can at a set agreed upon price. If you choose not to… no biggie!

That about does it for this article 🙂

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About Jeffrey

Mr. Weiller has some 35 years of experience in the real estate and capital business which includes 100s of residential real estate investment deals putting deserving American families left behind by the mortgage crisis on a path to home ownership. Other experience includes secured financing deals ranging in size to $100 million, investment property sales, landlord representation, and tenant representation. Prior to forming NYCL. Up until the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, specialized in the World Trade Center submarket of New YorkCity and worked in the smoking aftermath helping surviving businesses relocate. Previously was business partner with one of the top dealmakers/leasing brokers in the country. Together completed many major transactions including: the sale of the Colgate Development Site in Jersey City, NJ, with 6 million square feet of development rights to Hartz Mountain/Leonard Stern, two 1 million sq. ft. leases with Prudential Securities and Paine Webber Securities for which entire office buildings were built and rebuilt around, the sale of 100,000 sq. ft. of air rights on Broadway to the Related Companies and represented VNU and Thomson Reuters Publishing, both major publishing companies, nationally in their multi-million square foot portfolios of real estate and has had daily dealings with major Manhattan and nationwide property owners and completed many tax lien foreclosures in New Jersey for his own account.

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