As Mr. Epstein said on his response to you, not every house that is for sale can be rented with the option to buy. There are certain houses for sale that the owner gives the option of renting for a period of time and after that period, the tenant buys the property.
All the terms are to be negotiated at the time of executing the contract which is a rent to buy contract. There are also houses for rent that once the tenant negotiates the terms, a right of first refusal is added to the contract. This means that if the owner is going to sell the property, the tenant has the first option to buy the property.
Is there any special reason why you are looking to rent with the option to buy? Interest rates are very low at this time and rental property has gone up because of a shortage in inventory. I suggest that you get pre-qualified to buy and look for a property in the area you will like to live.
If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting me, you can reach me at 786-406-0503 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck.
Vivian de Marchena
Fortune International Realty
2401 S Douglas Rd
Miami, Fl. 33145