Beware the pitfalls of renting for first time – Irish Examiner

For many students, college is the first time they will be living away from home.

Here is some advice for first-time renters as they prepare to leave the nest

Scams: Be cautious. If it seems too good to be true then it probably is. Never hand over keys until you have met the landlord first and have viewed the property. One common scam encourages would-be renters to transfer money via bank or wire service, on the premise that the keys will then be sent to them. More often than not this is a scam. Do not rush in: You might feel pressured to take the first place you see. Don’t be. Take your time to view the property and make sure it meets all your needs. At the viewing, take a look around before making a decision. You should also take the time to check that all electrical and

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