It looks like you are talking about a rental, correct? If you are looking for a rental, it usually isn't that hard to find one. I would start around Jan beginning of Feb. Some rentals will even say available by a certain date.
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Most leases have a "no sub-lease" clause that these prospective tenants would be violating. In addition, your lease should have language regarding extended-stay overnight guests.
The fact that she wants to pay upfront should also be a RED FLAG! She is trying to bait you with cash into a situation that you are not comfortable with!
Insist of a rental application from ALL prospective occupants, and trust your gut! As a landlord, as much as you want to get the place rented, its a bigger headache and more costly to rent to bad tenants!... more