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We have our house on the market to sale. The realtor called

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We have our house on the market to sale. The realtor called us yesterday and suggested that we rent to own the house. He had someone willing to put down a deposit equal to his fee. The remaining balance he said that we could rent to own. The house is older and needs some repairs. The whole reason we want to sell the house is due to the repairs. Could the "renter/buyer" sue us in the future for these repairs?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  MShore replied 7 years ago.
Yes the future renter/buyer can sue you for the repairs. If the repairs in question cause the contemplated tenancy to be encumbered the tenant can withhold rent for the duration of the time that the premises is in need of repair, or after providing written notice and the repairs not commenced within 30 days, pay to have the repairs done and deduct their value from the rent.
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