Find out if the property is in foreclosure!
Check local clerk of courts for Lis Pendens!
Interview the landlord !
Check the property for defects have them fixed before moving in or make sure defects are noted in lease.
Take photos of the whole unit vacant or prior to moving with landlord present if possible or a witness.
Warmest regards ,
Susan Callahan, ABR, CNS
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC
CELL: 239-896-6342 FAX: 800-217-6506
7205 Estero Blvd # 724 Fort Myers Beach, FL. 33931