If you have never fallen for a rental scam, then consider yourself lucky because they are still very popular in Lagos. You don’t have to go through the horrid experience of falling for a rental scam. Here are a few things to look out for when hunting for an apartment/property.
1. You can’t inspect the property/apartment.
Don’t pay until you have seen the apartment and you are satisfied. Regardless of the excuse. Don’t fall for it.
2. You are under pressure to make a financial commitment.
Take your time to inspect the apartment and documents.
3. The rent is too good to be true
When rent is way cheaper than the value of what you should have been asked to pay, then this is another sign of a scam. Do your research.
Source: Twitter / Kwaba