I agree with Rob and Sam, it depends on the lease and what's worked out between the seller and potential buyer. It is definitely a good idea to have escrow help handle it, they are familiar with these types of transactions and yes, as Rob said, can ensure every detail is covered. From the lending standpoint, Sam is correct, VA, FHA, Conventional or USDA will work, depending on what the buyer qualifies for. On the lending side we treat it the same as a normal purchase, aside from any stipulations indicated within the agreement. I would recommend the buyer gets pre-approved though so you are certain s/he qualifies. Hope that helps, best of luck!