It is between you and the home owner, all things are negotiable. If you have credit issues you may be able to work it out.
On the other hand the landlords are getting so strict, it is actually easier to buy a home. I offer a non-conforming loan with 100% financing, so getting into your own home is about the out of pocket as renting a home, the payments are usually about the same as renting ( rates as low as 3.875 APR depending on several factors.)
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Lic #287206 equal housing lender
If you are a broker/banker and want to offer this loan program please call me, I will send you a information package.