Guy Took Deposit (£150) But Is Telling Others Property Is Still Available.

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    Guy Took Deposit (£150) But Is Telling Others Property Is Still Available.

    I am in a really desperate personal situation which has made me look for houses in the last few days. I was really desperate and I saw a house on an online website. I went to see it yesterday and the guy told me that he has the landlord's permission to rent. He said that I should bring money with me. I thought I did not want to give him cash because there's no record of the transaction. So, I asked him to give me his bank details. He gave me a lot of personal information and I tried to find out further details about this guy and the property online. I wasn't really able to find anything because the guy has a really common name. Anyway, I had told him that I would pay him by 1 today. In the mean time, I asked my friend to text him pretending to be interested in my property. He did not reply to my friend. I did say to my friend that it would be awful but he might reply after I've transferred the money. That is exactly what he did. 10-15 minutes after I transferred the money, he replied to my friend saying that lots of people are interested and that it's still available - that he will be showing 5 people tomorrow. When I transferred the money, I had asked him to confirm before he text my friend but he hadn't. I asked him to confirm again after he told my friend it was still available and he did saying that the money was much appreciated and that he would have a set of keys ready for me by Thursday.

    What do I do? Do I go to the police? I was thinking I should make the police aware now and then on Thursday if I have no joy from him, then I should go back to the police.

    I should probably also let the website know.

    My friend says that he's done his part, so it's down to me to get my money back and to inform the relevant authorities.

    Please help!

    #2
    Sorry but it sounds like a crook: Report to Police, how he gets caught & given a good kicking...

    If you spend £3 with landregistry you should be able to find name & address of owner so ask him if was OK or not.
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      Interesting story, but what was the £150 for?
      Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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        #4
        Originally posted by thesaint View Post
        Interesting story, but what was the £150 for?
        OP thread title says deposit.
        "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

        What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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