Posted by JohnBoy on February 04, 2002 at 12:15:19:
Actually, it’s not as long as the person puts down less than 20%, it’s as long as the buyer HAS less than 20% in equity at the time of default.
My opinion on this, is, why muddy the waters up by creating a potential problem where you may have to go back to a higher court to fight an eviction? If the tenant/buyer objects by claiming they have an equitable interest claiming they have a contract sale vs. a lease with an option, the Judge my dismiss hearing your case by sending you to civil court to have the matter heard before a civil Judge. That just drags out the eviction process. I would just keep it simple by using seperate agreements. That way you have a lease that stands on it’s own without anything else attached to it to call it a sale.