Zillow Advice: Landlords - I have a rent to own lease with my landlord, they have decided to sell the house before the end of o http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Just another reason to avoid ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ Just another reason to avoid the rent to lose fiasco. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ 2013-09-13T13:14:00Z Rent to own is a tricky category ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ Rent to own is a tricky category that doesn't quite get covered by landlord/tenant laws and doesn't quite get covered by the laws related to home purchase.&nbsp; This is why you need to march off with your contract to an attorney. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; When major repairs are determined during this period, it is not unusual for there to be conflict with the current owner expecting the soon to be new owner to be responsible and the renter expecting the owner to be responsible.&nbsp;&nbsp; Normally landlords are only responsible to repair things such as makings sure heat, water and electricity work and it is safe. Most landlords do better than this, but are not required to do so by law in most states. <br/><br/>Did you put down a deposit beyond those of a normal rental?&nbsp;&nbsp; What were the deposit terms? <br/><br/>Are you paying above market value for the rent with a portion credited towards purchase monthly?<br/><br/>Let us know what your attorney says. <br/><br/><br/><br/> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ 2013-09-13T02:15:00Z I have a year and a half ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ I have a year and a half left for us to decide on purchasing. &nbsp;I cannot find anywhere anything about them being able to sell the house sooner. She is now demanding that we show the house and there is nothing in there stating we have to unless we are in default in rent we have rent automatically deposited into her account.<br/><br/>There are some major things that need to be fixed and once we asked she said I am done and I am selling the house. &nbsp; Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ 2013-09-13T02:07:00Z If you have a rent to own ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ If you have a rent to own contract, pull out your contract and see the terms and conditions agreed upon with the owner.&nbsp;&nbsp; The contract should document your down payment amount, the monthly amount that is going towards purchase of the home (which is usually the amount above fair market rent) and when you are obliged to get financing in your own name.&nbsp; <br/><br/>If you do have a written contract and you have met all obligations, then you should see an attorney. <br/><br/>If you do not have a written contract, you should see an attorney.<br/><br/> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 01:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-rent-to-own-lease-with-my-landlord-they-have-decided-to-sell-the-house-before-the-end-of-o/511133/ 2013-09-13T01:55:00Z