Rental Scam

BEWARE! Protect yourself from scams

 

  • Think Safety
  • Go with two people to see the place
  • Dont Go Late at Night
  • Google Search the address
  • Verify that the Landlord is really the landlord
    (There may be a fake person posing as a landlord)
  • Deal directly with the Landlord
  • Ask for Landlord Identification. 
  • Try to Keep a copy of Landlord Identification
  • Speak with the current tenants.
  • Never deal in cash.
  • Never rent without seeing the property
  • Don’t provide confidential info that can be used for identity theft.
  • Meet the landlord in person.
  • Conduct basic research.
  • Be aware of too-good-to-be-true rent rates.
  • Be wary of high-pressure sales tactics.
  • Be wary of landlords who request little info about you.
  • Demand a written lease.
  • Ensure the written lease identifies the owner or management company.
  • Consider renting through a Realtor aor from property management companies.

    Some topics were sourced from:
    StudentLife University Of Toronto
    https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/task/housing-scams-and-how-to-spot-them/