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If some is in possession of a rent to own home as renter can they sell the house

One person is in a rent to own agreement with someone else. Can said person sell the house
  • August 17 2014 - US
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No.   A renter in a rent to own contract cannot sell the house.   The "renter" does not own the house and does not have their name on the deed.   Once  they get financing in their own name to pay off the owner (i.e. buy the house), then they can sell the house. 

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Discuss with a local Real Estate Attorney. 
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The seller, though, is a person in a rent-to-own contract; do you think THEY can't sell the house?
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The renter can not sell the house, and the landlord may sell the house, subject to their contract with the renter.
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