Under a lease/option agreement who pays for utilities? How much downpayment? Terms? Rent credits? What if I find another buyer that wants the property during the L/O period? Can I null and void that agreement? Anyone have a solid L/O that I could get to my attorney to make sure its Wisconsin compliant? Any help would be appreciated.
I’m just another newbie but from what I understand:
Your tenant pays for utilities - it’s generally this way under a standard rental agreement as well unless it’s an apartment complex or something, no?
Terms can be decided by you and they can differ between who you’re buying from and who you’re lease optioning to. You could very well tie up a contract for 6 years but only offer a 3 year L/O to your tenant. If they choose not to exercise their option you have another 3 years with another tenant possibly.
I believe most people generally ask for 5-10% downpayment. I’ve also heard of a lot of people asking for just a flat $10k, this is pretty flexible from what I’ve read.
If you find another buyer during the L/O period you can’t just evict your tenant without cause.
I don’t have a contract I could give you. I’d love to get my hands on a standard one that’s used a lot too.