The first tip off should be any below market rent. The â€œlandlordâ€ offers some reason but really is relying on the â€œtenantsâ€ greed as motivation. So look very closely at any â€œdealsâ€. You might just get nothing for your money.
Next is access to the unit. Never give any money to anyone till youâ€™ve seen the interior of the unit with access provided by the landlord or their rep. Never!
In this case where they donâ€™t want to give their contact info, ask who you call if there is a maintenance issue?
To all let â€“ trust but verify and check your own greed â€“ it might get you fleeced.