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Homeowners Beware of Risky Lease Deals

Experts warn homeowners desperate to sell against making a risky deal with investors. Adrian Goldberg investigates.

Adrian Goldberg investigates a new type of property deal that experts warn is highly risky.

People struggling to sell their home are being approached by investors who want to take a 'lease option' on their property - the would-be sellers agree a price that the investor can buy the house at, at a future date, and the investor agrees to cover the mortgage payments in the meantime, so the owners can move out and move on.

It could be a win-win situation, but experts warn that this is an unregulated area and sellers could end up losing out - and even losing their home.

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