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How Does Rent To Own Work • Lease Contract with Option to Purchase – This lease entails the occupant pay an “option fee” in lieu of the entitlement to buy a real estate at an advanced date. If the occupant does exercise that preference, the seller is obligated to sell the real estate to the occupant and use the option fee towards the purchase amount. If the occupant decides not to use that choice, they will lose the option money. • Lease Contract with Purchase Agreement – Another agreement type is a lease with the purchase agreement. In this case, either both sides decide on a determined purchase price, or come to an understanding that the price of the real estate will be set with an appraisal, along with the succeeding closing date. Everything is decided from the start. Expert real estate investors believe that this kind of contract is the better preference.