Has anyone rented the property to a purchaser before settlement? What would you do if someone makes the following offer? - 6 months settlement but if the property is available earlier he would like to rent it - willing to pay higher purchase price and market rent What I was worried that if you rent it out and e.g. Purchaser causes damages or find faults during tenancy and then demands them to be fixed before settlement. Is there any legal ways to create the clause for the contract that 'final inspection' takes place at the time the lease commences and purchaser is responsible for all repairs and maintenance after that. Anything else you would recommend?