..another scam, unfortunately for the consumer. The best way to rent a property, is to use a reputable realtor. The prices are real, the facts are the facts, and you're not wasting your time.
The landlord pays commission.
Charlie is right - the current asking price for this apartment is $1550. If it looks too good to be true, it most likely is. The least expensive rental in Stamford that is listed on the MLS is on Hope St for $975 - it's a studio. There are several for $1000 - $1100.