Hi, I am due to be in Miami in June 2007 and I have secured a condo via a private owner. After paying the deposit to hold the property he has now asked for additional payment prior to arrival as he is leaving the country before we arrive. He has also said not wire the money across to his original account as it has been stopped by lawyers! Even though he has a website and claims he can give me many testimonials from previous renters I am incredibly concerned about the change of payment plan and is insight to his personal circumstances! Can you tell me if adsditional payment upfront is usual and is there anyone I can speak to in Miami to see if this gut is legitimate?