Audio, News Story (Ohio)
WOSU (Columbus, OH)
April 9, 2018
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Since the mortgage crisis ended, fair housing advocates and groups like Legal Aid Society say they’ve seen an increase in rent-to-own agreements and related evictions. But it’s impossible to know just how many rent-to-own properties are in Columbus because they don’t have to be reported by landlords. Rent-to-own arrangements are similar to land contracts, but the former is not legally required to be filed with the Franklin County Recorder’s office.