1. Too good to be true:
The place sounds like something out of MTV Cribs and is in the city centre, but somehow costs way less than everywhere else in the area.
2. Landlord unavailable for a viewing:
They claim to be out of the country on business. But don’t worry, they’d be *happy* to accept you and your deposit without a viewing! :) :) :)
They say they've had bad experiences with viewings and past tenants being flaky.
hand over money without a viewing AND a signed lease.
3. Unusual payment method:
The landlord asks for your deposit as cash only, or through a weird channel like AirBnB.
Always pay through something traceable
, like a bank transfer.
4. Improper language:
Dodgy situation = dodgy way of talking. Many scam emails may contain broken English, frequent typos, or strange terminology.