Tag Archives: Rick Otton

Rent-to-buy houses – is it legal?

While a number of rent-to-buy websites respond “yes”, this question could refer to any one of many different transactions. The term “rent to buy” is used for various combinations and structures of contracts including options to purchase, tenancy agreements, terms … Continue reading

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Big comeuppance for ‘Big Kahunas’

The problem with ‘creative’ or ‘innovative’ strategies is that that the application of the law to the transactions may not have been tested in the courts.  I’ve written previously about what can go wrong for buyers and unsuspecting sellers, and … Continue reading

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Limitations of pre-contractual advice

See 15/3/14 addition to this post This post focuses primarily on rent-to-buy house deals, but it also applies to some other complex or high-risk consumer contracts. I’ve explained how some rent-to-buy deals work, and what the risks are for buyers … Continue reading

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“Rent to Buy” houses – what can go wrong?

Just google “rent to buy” and “win-win” – those phrases seem to just go together!   It just doesn’t always work out that way in reality. This is not legal advice and the problems listed here may not be relevant to … Continue reading

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