Can I lease a home in order to due repairs after contract is signed?I have a contract to purchase a REO being sold 'as is' using a USDA loan. The appraiser came back valuing the house well above the purchase price but included 2 very minor repairs (see photo) and need the power turned on in order to check the appliances. Since the bank wont so repairs, and I don't have the right to do them, could I lease the house from the bank prior to purchase to turn on the power and do repairs?January 02 2012 - Longs00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.