Rent to Own is a very generic phrase and can mean many different things. As with any Real Estate transaction you can usually negotiate the terms. If you enter into a 'Lease with an Option to Purchase' you will typically pay a separate & non-refundable fee for that 'Option", however, there is now a Lease Purchase Program in South Florida that gives you 'The Right' to purchase, should you choose to with no additional fee AND no additional add on to rental payment. You can also renew your lease for up to 5 years and exercise your 'Right' to purchase at any time. For more information email me: MarjieKnowsRealEstate@Live.com.