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When searching for apartments what are some things to note about the potential landlord?

Asked by Trulia Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL Mon Feb 4, 2013

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Hi,

With so many scams going around, you want to work with an agent you trust.

DO NOT wire money to a anyone claiming to own a property, if you have not previously actually met the person. Many scams ask for the first 3 months be sent by money order to a P.O. BOX in another country.

Ask your agent to see if there are any foreclosure proceedings against the person whose property you plan to rent. You can then periodically check on any actions against the owner by check the county clerks website for your county.

Renter (buyer) beware.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
561-414-0864
NadineSellsHouses@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
Trulia,

Here's a great article on Zillow that you might find helpful:

The Landlord Code of Ethics
http://www.zillowblog.com/pro/2012-11-14/the-landlord-code-o…

Chad Gray PA | Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
754-300-6040

100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!
http://luxurylivingfortlauderdale.com/what-clients-are-saying/

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 9, 2013
Do they live locally? If not do they have a property manager?

How much do they owe on the home? Is that more or less than what the home is worth?

Is there a Lis Pendens on the home? (Have foreclosure proceedings started)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
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