Rent-to-Own & Contract for Deed

Renters with criminal, credit and rental history barriers often have a difficult time finding a place to rent. As a result, some look for alternative housing options like rent-to-own and/or contract for deed.

Rent-to-own and contract for deed are high risk and often scams. This is because they require high deposits/down payments that people often lose if a monthly payment is late, missed or something else goes wrong. HousingLink recommends that you avoid these options.

Are you considering a rent-to-own or contract for deed? If so, contact Tracey Bellow, Legal Assistant of Mid Minnesota Legal Aid at 612-746-3780 or tbellow@mylegalaid.org.