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Today's rental game is loaded with pitfalls, the FTC says

Rent-to-own may sound inviting, but you could lose your shirt

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If you’re thinking about renting a place to live anytime soon, you should know that the game has changed – a lot. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sat down with renters, renters’ advocates, and researchers in Atlanta to hear about issues affecting renters. And they got an earful.

At the top of the change list is who’s in charge. In the past, many rental units were owned by a single person, a small company, or a company that developed apartments on a regional b...

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