Can we get our "down payment" money back on a lease/option if we decide not to buy?We signed a lease/option contract in July, 2007. The seller said he would be owner financing us, so we put $40,000 down. Then, the day we got the keys, he showed up with a lease/option contract. Since then, the house has almost gone into foreclosure 3 times. We were to buy the house by August,2009. But, the market crashed and couldn't get a loan. We asked him to extend our contract, which he said he would, but still hasn't done to this day. We continue to pay him $1,400 a month. We have no heat or A/C and the roof is leaking, and he doesn't fix anything. If we decide that we no longer want to buy the house, can we get our $40,000 back?January 15 2014 - Conway00YesReport 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.