No you can’t lease purchase this short sale.
It’s a common statement that we are having to make to potential renters. (We will have a big announcement later this month, where we can say, ”
YES YOU CAN LEASE PURCHASE THIS HOME”, but until then…) The answer of why should be obvious. You have a home owner who is short selling because they can’t afford the mortgage anymore and they are facing foreclosure. So it doesn’t make sense for a buyer/tenant to put themselves in that a potentially dangerous situation like that where they could be foreclosed on shortly after moving in.