Most rent to own agreements require a monthly payment of rent plus an amount to be applied toward purchase downpayment of the property if purchased at the end of the lease. Renters who don't purchase at the end of the lease usually see the additional amount paid toward purchase converted to additional rent because there was no purchase. Meanwhile, limiting selection to a lease purchase rather than accepting a lease or lease purchase significantly reduces the number of properties to choose from. Given the limited availability of lease purchase properties, why not include both leased properties and lease purchase properties in your selections and if you have to settle for a leased property just take the amount you would have paid in additional rent under a lease purchase and put it in a savings bank every month? At the end of the lease period if you can't negotiate the purchase of the leased property, you'll have the money in the bank to apply toward purchasing another property giving you many more choices.