Dallas, TX asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: I am renting to own a house the owner wants me to pay the taxes every year is that right

I’m renting to own a house for 10 years but the landlord wants me to pay the taxes and I’m having to totally remodel the house because it was gutted just wondering is that how it’s supposed to be or is he responsible for the taxes until I own it

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Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The answer entirely depends on the terms of your contract. Take it to a lawyer for review.

That being said, there are very few "rent to own" deals where someone isn't getting ripped off. Sometimes it's the "seller," sometimes it's the "buyer." Do Not sign one without having it reviewed by a lawyer first.

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