More rental scams - tenants beware !

Posted: 27/7/2021

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Yet another rental scam has been revealed across the water involving tenants who by-pass letting agencies and try to rent directly from landlords. This one netted thousands of pounds from the unsuspecting renters but could have been easily avoided. The renters by-passed ligitimate letting agents, responding to adverts from the "landlords". But the "landlords" didnt even own the properties and took deposits and rent never to be seen again. There is nothing wrong with renting directly from a landlord, but it is higher risk. This is because agents are required by law to perform identity and ownership checks on new landlords and their properties. So to avoid being scammed look for properties where agents advertise: PropertyPal.com and Propertynews.com. Stay safe and keep your money safe.

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