Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: If I'm renting to own, i leave for vacation for a couple months ,do i have to give owner a key if I'm buying the house?

We are leaving for vacation and he wants us to leave a key to watch the place but give it to someone we don't know to watch our house. I'm not comfortable with it. I want to know where i stand

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Don Spears
Don Spears
Answered
  • Benton, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Generally the owner or mortgage holder has the right of inspection. That right is usually granted in the contract documents. However giving them a key is a big ask. My suggestion would be to give a key to someone you trust if they want to inspect. Without seeing the paperwork I am just stating general principles.

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