Rental Scams - Tenant Beware
There have been many listings on Denver's Craigslist lately that are rental scams. These ads will advertise a great looking home, and usually resembles a GREAT deal. These "owners" will break into vacant homes currently LISTED FOR SALE, meet you at the home, sign a lease and take your rental deposit as well as the first month of rent.
There are Denver landlords leasing properties that are in foreclosure, and know they will be pocketing any rental dollars they can bring in! I had one family that signed a lease, and in three months got a letter from an attorney stating they will need to evict, as the home was going to sale. Those landlords NEVER paid their house payments after signing that lease with this unknowing family of 4!
Before you sign a lease, either do some research on the property to BE SURE you are dealing with the owner, or call a Realtor and have them check for you.
If you are tired of renting --- tired of rental scams --- maybe it is time to BUY A PROPERTY! There is a good chance your mortgage payment will be lower than a rental payment! For more information on purchasing a Denver metro home, please call me.