The house I live in has a high tenant turnover and a LOT of roadworks going on nearby. Regardless, the place has potential. A renovation would make a huge difference - it's pretty much unchanged from the 1950's. Personally I think it's just out of my price range so I'd need to add a sweetener to the deal. I'm sure I saw a thread on this sort of thing but can't find it.. so does anyone have any tips on how to buy the house you currently rent? Should I literally just ask the agent if the owner is interested in selling?