Last updated : 13th of August 2021

Avoiding Scams

  • Be wary of advertisers who only want to communicate through anonymous apps like Messenger or WhatsApp.
  • If responses to your general enquiries appear vague this is usually not a good sign and you should disengage.
  • Never make large payments via Bank Transfers, Paypal, Western Union, Cryptocurrency, etc.
  • Wait until moving-in-day (and you’ve tested the keys) before you pay the rent / deposit.
  • Be wary if the advertiser can’t meet in person due to a personal or family emergency.
  • Don’t be rushed into a false sense of urgency regarding too-good-to-be-true deals.
  • Paying with a credit card offers the most security should something go wrong.

Viewings

  • Ensure rooms, stairs and hallways are well-lit and clutter-free.
  • Ensure guests are fully aware of any low ceilings or doorways.
  • Repair or replace raised doorway thresholds and sections of loose flooring.
  • Whether hosting or attending a viewing consider having someone there with you.
  • If you can’t make it to a viewing, let the other person know as soon as possible.
  • Keeps pets in a secure space as they may get agitated or try to escape.
  • Arrange viewings during daytime hours whenever possible.
  • Cover or move valuable items out of sight.

Covid-19

  • Please wear a mask and maintain an appropriate distance when requested.
  • Please follow the public health measures in your area.

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