I just need some help and advise please. I have put my interest in for a family house and the landlord is constantly asking me for a full month amount of a deposit £×××× before he can book me in for a viewing. I have asked him several times that we like to view ot first but he wont book us a slot before he can get the deposit. He has sent us his bank details to transfer the money but my feelings are holding me back Do you guys really think he is legit or is he a scammer
Thanks in advance
DO NOT DO IT No one should give over any money before a viewing and even then check out the Landlord that he does own the property Always go with your gut feeling
Thank you for your prompt reply . So we will stay away then
Yes, definitely sounds like a scam. If it’s an ad on Openrent, the will be a button on the ad and you can report it - please do to help stop anyone falling for it.
100% scam. If not now, then later.
Run, run very fast. This is not legit.
Is this a property on openrent?
Worth reporting so can be checked out.
Almost certainly a scam.
Certainly it is here on OpenRent i am willing to to report him on OpenRent but couldn’t find any kinda button to report him.
At the very bottom of the ad theres a report listing link (not a button, just the words report listing)
Appreciate your help mate I have now reported him
SCAMMER! I Had one try the same with me for a flat in St Peters, in which l don’t even think they owned. Report them.