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Paying before we get our contract renting from private owner

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Brooklyn,Mich
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Paying before we get our contract renting from private owner

We are geting ready to rent a condo on Tybee for Thanksgiving my question is the owner would like a check before I get my contract and I just don't feel good about that what do you have to say?

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1. Re: Paying before we get our contract renting from private owner

Are you talking about a $25 check to hold the property or a deposit? I am glad to pay $25 to hold a property; I've done it plenty of times.

But, a deposit without a contract?? I don't think so!

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2. Re: Paying before we get our contract renting from private owner

It's probably an innocuous request, but it raises some red flags. Can you pay by credit card? I'd feel better about the situation then. Otherwise, I would not agree to advance payment without a written contract.

Brooklyn,Mich
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3. Re: Paying before we get our contract renting from private owner

Everything has been taken care of,will get an invoice first then I will pay with pay pal. All this worry for nothing.

Thanks

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4. Re: Paying before we get our contract renting from private owner

You are very smart to be aware so don't beat yourself up. There are some dishonest people out there.

5. Re: Paying before we get our contract renting from private owner

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