Here are just a few tips:
- Beware if the “Landlord” will only accept cash for the deposit. They won’t want a check as it is too easy to trace.
- If the monthly rental price seems too low (yes, too low!) you may want to question it to yourself. Why would the “Landlord” want to take less rent than it’s worth?
- Don’t be rushed into signing a document or handing over money.Have an excuse ready, or ask to meet at their office.
Innocent individuals looking for apartments for rent in Toronto have been among the worst affected by scammers. This, for the most part, is due to how scammers play on the overwhelming experience this can be for some when looking for apartments for rent. Mississauga has also been greatly affected by rental scams in recent years.
A helpful video: