hi all, I recently read a book on lease options but because it was written in the uk I’m not sure how some things apply to aus and n.s.w is particular.
for example they said they would find someone who cant keep up their mortgage repayments and to avoid defaulting the equity they already have they offer the home owner a lease option with a exercise price under market value then once they have the option they find a buyer and sell at real property market value while exercising their agreement giving the original home owner funds to re pay the mortgage and profiting from whatever capital growth incurred while finding a buyer and however much under market value they got in the deal
my questions are how does this work is aus? are their regulations to prevent such deals is n.s.w.? and what licences would be needed?
I read I need to enter into an option agreement and contract of sale with a pre determined strike price but how do I sell at a higher price and exercise the original deal at the same time?
Thank you very much in advance for any replies
TomParticipant@thebeardedbrokerJoin Date: 2016Post Count: 10
- This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by Hancock.
Tricky I’m sure.
I think Nahn Nguyen does this sort of stuff although I’m not 100% sure. A friend of mine is a client of Nahn’s and speaks very highly of him.
My advice, keep it simple particularly if you’re a novice. Unnecessary complications complicate matters unnecessarily.
This is general advice only.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by Tom.
You are buying an option on someone else’s property. They, the owners, are then finding a buyer to sell the property to. The buy would pay the owners a fee and because you have an option on the property the owners would have to pay you a fee to prevent you excerising your option.
It could work in NSW. No licence would be needed by you or by the owners for this.
The biggest impediment would be stamp duty.
thank you for the replies,
so if were to enter into an option agreement I couldn’t seek out buyers myself?
and hypothetically could I enter into a long term agreement where I also manage the property and move in, and structure the deal where a % of my “rent” pays a premium to the original owner and a % goes towards the original strike price set on the deal, kind of like a rent to buy type of deal with myself?
If you enter an option agreement you would have an interest in the property and could seek out buyers of it.
Yes you could do that.DeanneParticipant@deannedJoin Date: 2016Post Count: 7
You definately can onsell your option at a higher price. A Lease Option is exactly that – a Rent to Buy.
You can do a Sandwich Lease Option, where you take an option on a property and then give an option to someone else on the same property at a higher price. You ‘sit’ in the middle of the deal, hence the name ‘sandwich’ I guess.
And you can also put the deal together for yourself (and live in the house etc).
Paul DobsonParticipant@pauldobsonJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 1,196
- This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Deanne.
I have no argument regarding the information given in the posts above. However, when it comes to the “consumer marketplace” things become quite grey. Rulings in courts and tribunals seem to rely much less on what’s written in the legal paperwork, as against what is fair to the consumer.
For an indication on how various consumer advocate groups feel about vendor finance, especially Lease/Options (Rent To Buys), have a read of:
Even some sections of the vendor finance industry believe major changes to the regulation of residential Lease/Options are required. See:
And regarding Options in NSW, I believe it’s imperative that you have read of:
hi thanks again for your replies.
Deanne, could you please explain the process of how to on sell your option at a higher price?
Paul, you have definitely opened my eyes to the legalities involved, I’m very grateful you took the time to send me those links.
Does anyone know of someone who is well versed in structuring lease option contracts in N.S.W.?Paul DobsonParticipant@pauldobsonJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 1,196
As Terry says, Tony Cordato is the man:
49 York Street
Sydney 2000 (near Wynyard Station)
Ph (02) 8297 5600
The following may also be worth a read:
Cheers, PaulDeanneParticipant@deannedJoin Date: 2016Post Count: 7
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