What is rent-to-own?
It is an agreement where you agree with the vendor to rent the home for a certain amount of time. After, you may exercise an option to purchase the home when the lease expires.
What are the different elements in a rent-to-own agreement?
It is important to take note of the details of the contract. There are many elements you should watch out for to check if the contract is beneficial for you. Here are some of them:
Option Consideration Fee – This is a one-time payment that gives the buyer the right to buy the property in the future. Depending on the agreement, you may or may not be obliged to purchase the property in the future. The rate differs for each contract. It is important to seek a rate that is fair for you.
Purchase Price –The contract will dictate when and how the property will be purchased. There can be an agreed upon price when the contract is made or it will be computed at a later date.
Rent – The contract will state the duration and amount to be paid for rent. There may be agreements where a percentage of the rent will be applied to the purchase price. Seek out what is a fair amount and duration for the rent.
Maintenance – It will be agreed upon the contract who will be in charge of maintenance during the renting period. Paying for the repairs, association dues, taxes, and other related expenses should be clearly stated.
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