Have you even SEEN it? Why take a chance of renting something you haven't seen?
Too many scammers have hijacked legitimate listings, and make "applicant" complete a form that asks for personal information. Can you say identity theft?
And then they ask for the deposit to be wired to them via Western Union because they're out of the state/country.
Your best bet is to google property management companies who can work with you in finding suitable rentals Even singular landlords use property managers now so that we can also qualify prospective tenants.
Trust your gut.....
I will echo what others have said. What you have posted screamsâ€¦ SCAM!!!
It appears that the â€œlandlordâ€ wants you to send (wire) money for a rental that you cannot seeâ€¦you have seen pictures but not the actual property is what I glean from your post. The scammer is saying that pictures are good enough. Send him pictures of money and ask him to send the keys in return.
These scammers always have a reason why you cannot see the home.....also, another red flag.......the rent is too good to be true (very low for the area) - because it ISN'T true!
They take actual photos of listed homes........... hijack them, and use them to create fake listing.
Find an agent who can verify that listings you see are genuine.
This one is a scam!