Room for Rent and other rental scams
#385286 by Michelle Tue May 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Elizabeth Aimee, <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi,

Regarding your Ad on Gum-tree, i have a lovely studio flat for rent, the flat is clean and it has a washing machine, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer, table and all other kitchen utensils.

The flat is located at Church Road Leatherhead KT23 3PT, Mole Valley, Surrey. I took the pictures 9 days ago so they reflects the most current condition of the flat. Here are the necessary things you need to know about the rent and deposit.

Rent per month is £550

Security deposit of £500 protected by the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme and it's refundable after the end of your stay in my flat.

Utility { water, gas, council tax, TV license, wi-fi and a secured parking space }.

However, do you have references? The flat is clean so i am looking for a responsible tenant. I am reliable and open, if anything is wrong in the flat, i make sure the problem is quickly rectified. The flat is furnished but i can make it unfurnished or part furnished if prefer.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards
Elizabeth Aimee


From:Elizabeth Aimee <[email protected]>

Hi,

Thank you for the reply. The flat is available and i am renting the property out because i have just moved to Glasgow where i currently live, having worked in Care Home for many years in Surrey . I lost my dad in a ghastly motor accident so i decided to move closer to my family in Glasgow in other to take proper care of my mum. I am not only after the rent but someone that could take good care of my flat.

I am looking for a straight forward prospective tenant because i have been disappointed in many times by some people messing me around with viewing and do not turn up for viewing appointments. However, my solicitor would need some information from you to draft an Assured Tenancy Agreement which you will read, print and bring along with you when coming for the viewing. Details needed are:

Your full name:
Current address:
Preferred move in date:
Mobile number:

Please get back to me with these information so that i can tell you how to proceed. I have another interested candidate but she doesn't sound serious, she came for viewing 5 days ago but i think she didn't have enough money for the security deposit. Let me know if you have other options because i wouldn't want to schedule a viewing with you and get disappointed at the end of the day. Thanks for your interest.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Aimee Elizabeth


This Scammer will arrange to send you an Invoice or notification - Make no mistake, the document will be fake!
If you are reading this Because you have received such an invoice or notification, kindly forward it to the address in my signature line and I will report the details to the appropriate authorities.

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#388316 by APR77 Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:34 am
Hi,

We have had a response from this person :yikes: , pertaining to be staying in Glasgow with 'her' mother following 'her' dad being killed in a car crash. Things started to get a bit fishy so did some research. This page came up so have 'played along' with 'her' so that I can try and obtain some more details.

This scammer has given me 'her' bank details and an address in Glasgow (not that that will be legit) but the bank details should be able to give the authorities something to trace this scum :bondage: .

I have forwarded the emails to [email protected].

Please forward these on to the authorities.

Regards,

APR.


Michelle wrote:
Elizabeth Aimee, <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi,

Regarding your Ad on Gum-tree, i have a lovely studio flat for rent, the flat is clean and it has a washing machine, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer, table and all other kitchen utensils.

The flat is located at Church Road Leatherhead KT23 3PT, Mole Valley, Surrey. I took the pictures 9 days ago so they reflects the most current condition of the flat. Here are the necessary things you need to know about the rent and deposit.

Rent per month is £550

Security deposit of £500 protected by the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme and it's refundable after the end of your stay in my flat.

Utility { water, gas, council tax, TV license, wi-fi and a secured parking space }.

However, do you have references? The flat is clean so i am looking for a responsible tenant. I am reliable and open, if anything is wrong in the flat, i make sure the problem is quickly rectified. The flat is furnished but i can make it unfurnished or part furnished if prefer.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards
Elizabeth Aimee


From:Elizabeth Aimee <[email protected]>

Hi,

Thank you for the reply. The flat is available and i am renting the property out because i have just moved to Glasgow where i currently live, having worked in Care Home for many years in Surrey . I lost my dad in a ghastly motor accident so i decided to move closer to my family in Glasgow in other to take proper care of my mum. I am not only after the rent but someone that could take good care of my flat.

I am looking for a straight forward prospective tenant because i have been disappointed in many times by some people messing me around with viewing and do not turn up for viewing appointments. However, my solicitor would need some information from you to draft an Assured Tenancy Agreement which you will read, print and bring along with you when coming for the viewing. Details needed are:

Your full name:
Current address:
Preferred move in date:
Mobile number:

Please get back to me with these information so that i can tell you how to proceed. I have another interested candidate but she doesn't sound serious, she came for viewing 5 days ago but i think she didn't have enough money for the security deposit. Let me know if you have other options because i wouldn't want to schedule a viewing with you and get disappointed at the end of the day. Thanks for your interest.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Aimee Elizabeth


This Scammer will arrange to send you an Invoice or notification - Make no mistake, the document will be fake!
If you are reading this Because you have received such an invoice or notification, kindly forward it to the address in my signature line and I will report the details to the appropriate authorities.
#388320 by Michelle Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:40 am
Elizabeth Aimee <[email protected]> wrote:


Thanks for getting back to me, you will bring 2 passport photos or any form of ID along with you when coming for the viewing by 12:30pm or at your own convinient time.

Here's my account details below:

Bank Name: Santander Bank
Account Name : Aimee Elizabeth
Account Number : 23687420
Sort code : 09-01-29

Use your name as reference when making the transfer. Kindly let me know as soon as you make the transfer so that i can confirm it.

Regards
Aimee Elizabeth


This person asks for a payment via Western Union, MoneyGram or bank transfer with a promise that you can have the keys to a property that does not belong to him.

Sounds safe. It's not!

At other times, he will ask for proof that you are able to pay the deposit and rent due to a string of time wasters.
This proof is in the form of a Western Union or MoneyGram payment to a lawyer,a friend or family member.

In either case, if payment is made and you give this person the details, they will collect the money.
You will not hear from them again.

All the details such as names, addresses, pictures etc. that the scammer uses in order to back up his story, are stolen from elsewhere.

If you are reading this because you are looking for property to rent, and you are in contact with this thief you are probably searching Craigslist, Gumtree or similar listing sites. If you receive any requests from 'Landlords' asking for some kind of payment before viewing, then it will also be a scam. Please forward the mail to me at the address in my signature line and I will investigate and list them if necessary.

#391267 by Spanhan123 Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:28 am
Hi, I've just had the same email to me but about a house in my area and that she's moved away cause her dad was in accident so she's gone to live closer to family. Then asked for my name address and phone number to give to her solicitor to arrange the viewing, she wouldn't tell me the number of the house either so I knew something was going on then went quiet when I said I live near the street she said she had a house down.
#392008 by Shellbot1 Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Hi I've just had an email from a [email protected] asking for 400 up front as a deposit and will get it back. She is very demanding I've had a tenancy email with both our name already on it and she is advertising a house in Wigton Cumbria and as so called moved to Glasgow she asked for address name and number but we decided not to as it sounded far to perfect
#392009 by Shellbot1 Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:44 pm
ASSURED SHORTHOLD
TENANCY
AGREEMENT
for letting a residential dwelling

_________________________________________
Important Notes for Tenants


This tenancy agreement is a legal and binding contract and the Tenant is responsible for payment of the rent for the entire agreed term. The agreement may not be terminated early unless the agreement contains a break clause, or written permission is obtained from the Landlord.
Where there is more than one tenant, all obligations, including those for rent and repairs can be enforced against all of the tenants jointly and against each individually. Where the tenancy is subject to deposit protection then joint tenants may have to nominate a lead tenant to act on their behalf with the Landlord or Tenancy Deposit Scheme provider or their alternative dispute resolution service provider.
If you are unsure of your obligations under this agreement, then you are advised to take independent legal advice before signing.

General Notes

This tenancy agreement is for letting furnished or unfurnished residential accommodation on a short assured tenancy within the provisions of the Housing Act 1988 as amended by Part III of the Housing Act 1996. As such, this is a legal document and should not be used without adequate knowledge of the law of landlord and tenant.
Prospective tenants should have an adequate opportunity to read and understand the tenancy agreement before signing in order for this agreement to be fully enforceable.
This agreement may be used for residential tenancies of three years or less. Agreements for tenancies of a longer duration should be drawn up by deed.
Section 11, Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 - these obligations require the Landlord to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling, and to keep in repair and proper working order the installations for the supply of water, gas and electricity and the installations in the Property for space heating and heating water.
Section 196 of the Law of Property Act 1925 provides that a notice shall be sufficiently served if sent by registered or recorded delivery post (if the letter is not returned undelivered) to the Tenant at the Property or the last known address of the Tenant or left addressed to the Tenant at the Property.
This agreement has been drawn up after consideration of the Office of Fair Trading’s Guidance on Unfair Terms in Tenancy Agreements.
If you accept a tenancy deposit under this tenancy, it must be dealt with in accordance with the statutory rules under sections 212-215 of the Housing Act 2004. Take advice if necessary.


THIS AGREEMENT is made on the date specified below BETWEEN the Landlord and the Tenant. It is intended that the tenancy created by this Agreement is and shall be a short assured tenancy within the meaning of the Housing Acts

Date 21st July, 2019
Landlord Aimee Elizabeth
Landlord’s Address 50, Robroyston Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, G33 1ED
Note: Under s. 48, Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, notices can be served on the Landlord at the above address

Tenant Michelle Wills & Rachel Cunliffe
Tenant Address 161163, Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe, Bury Greater Manchester M26 4fd
Property Address 58, Lawson Street, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 3DS

Contents The fixtures and fittings at the Property together with any
furniture, wooden floor, curtains.
Term For the term of the Agreement commencing on 31st August, 2019– 31st August,2020 with an option for extension. If at the expiration of this agreement the tenant decides to remain in the apartment, the rent will then continue on a weekly or monthly basis until the Landlord or the tenant terminates the tenancy.
Any notice to terminate this tenancy by the tenant must be atleast one month in conformity with the Act.
Rent £400 for a month Including all utilities (Electricity, gas, water, Iron, Wireless internet, Washing machine,TVLicense, council tax, and waste disposal).

Deposit A deposit of £400 is payable on signing this Agreement. It is protected by the following scheme below.
1. The Landlord agrees to let and the Tenant agrees to take the Property and Contents for the Term at the Rent payable as above
2. Deposit
(2.1) The Tenant pays the Deposit as security for the performance of the Tenant's obligations and to pay and compensate the Landlord for the reasonable costs of any breach of those obligations. It is specifically agreed that this money is not to be used by the Tenant as payment for any rent due under this agreement.
(2.2) The balance of the Deposit to be paid to the Tenant as soon as reasonably possible after the conclusion of the tenancy.
(2.3) On execution of this Agreement, the Tenant will pay the Landlord advance Security deposit of £400 together with one month rent of £400 in order to fully confirm the reservation for the said move in date.

(2.4) The Tenant will be notified of any deductions proposed within 30 days of the end of tenancy date. Fair wear and tear will be considered when proposing deductions and the Landlord or Agent will apportion the cost of replacing an item where appropriate.
(2.5) If the amount of monies that the Landlord or Agent is entitled to deduct from the Deposit exceeds the amount held as the Deposit, the Landlord or Agent may require the Tenant to pay that additional sum to the Landlord or the Agent within 14 days of the Tenant receiving that request in writing
(2.6) If the Tenant vacates from the Property without providing a forwarding address and cannot be contacted by email or phone, the Landlord or Agent will use the Single Claim Procedure as set out in the DPS terms and conditions

The Tenant agrees with the Landlord:
3. Rent & charges
(3.1) To pay the Rent on the days and in the manner specified on page 1 of this Agreement
(3.2) That in the case of a breach of the terms of the tenancy by the Tenant, a reasonable administration charge may be made in addition to the costs of any remedial work, in order to compensate the Landlord or Agent his reasonable expenses
4. Use of the Property

(4.1) To use the Property as a private dwelling and not to use it or any part of it for any other purpose nor to allow anyone else to do so

(4.2) Not to do or permit or suffer to be done in or on the Property any act or thing which may be a nuisance damage, or annoyance to a person residing, visiting or otherwise engaged in lawful activity or the occupiers of the neighboring premises
(4.3) Not to use the Property for any illegal or immoral purposes

5. Pets
(5.1) Pets is allowed.
6. Repairs
(6.1) Not to damage the Property and Contents or make any alteration or addition to the propertywithout the written permission of the Landlord not to be unreasonably refused
(6.2) To keep the interior of the Property and the Contents in at least as good and clean condition and repair as they were at the commencement of the tenancy, with fair wear and tear excepted, and to keep the Property reasonably aired and warmed
(6.3) To pay the reasonable costs reasonably incurred by the Landlord or his Agent in replacing or repairing any furniture or other contents, lost, damaged or destroyed by the Tenant or, at the option of the Landlord, replace immediately any furniture or other contents, lost, damaged or destroyed by the Tenant, and not to remove or permit to be removed any furniture or other contents from the Property
(6.4) That the Landlord or any person authorized by the Landlord or his Agent may at reasonable times of the day on giving 24 hours' written notice, (unless in the case of an emergency) enter the Property for the purpose of inspecting its condition and state of repair. The Tenant shall permit the Property to be viewed on reasonable notice (of at least 24 hours) at all reasonable times during the final weeks of the tenancy. The Landlord or Agent will keep a spare set of keys to enable access to the property within the terms specified herein
(6.5) To use and look after the Property in a proper and tenant-like manner throughout the tenancy
(6.6) To replace all broken glass in doors and windows damaged during the tenancy where the damage has been caused by the Tenant, a member of the Tenant’s family or their guests
(6.7) Not to alter or change or install any locks on any doors or windows in or about the Property or have any additional keys made for any locks without the prior written consent of the Landlord, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, and the cost of providing a set of keys for the Landlord or his agent to be met by the Tenant
(6.8) To notify the Landlord promptly of any disrepair, damage or defect in the Property or of any event which causes damage to the Property
(6.9) Not to affix any notice, sign, poster or other thing to the internal or external surfaces of the Property in such a way as to cause damage
(6.10) In order to comply with the Gas Safety Regulations, it is necessary:
that the ventilators provided for this purpose in the Property should not be blocked
that brown or sooty build-up on any gas appliance should be reported immediately to the Landlord or Agent
(6.11) Not to cause any blockage to the drains, pipes, sinks or baths by ensuring that the Tenant does not put sanitary hygiene items, nappies or wipes down the toilet and that food waste in any form is not flushed down any sink or toilet at the property.
(6.12) Not to introduce into the Property any portable heaters fired by liquid or bottled gas fuels without the Landlord's prior written consent.
(6.13) The Tenant should not do anything which could compromise, invalidate or adversely affect the Landlord’s insurances at the property or cause the premiums to be increased.
(6.14) Not to cause a nuisance or annoyance to other occupiers of the property or occupiers of near-by properties; not to create any excessive noise clearly audible inside or outside the Property in particular between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am inclusive.
(6.15) Not to erect a satellite dish or cabling or any electronic reception device or to install or alter wiring at the Property.
(6.16) Not to cause any damage to the decorations and to any internal or external surface of the Property, in particular not to fix pictures to any wall by means of additional wall piercing or fixing devices and not to use sticky tape or adhesive fixings on the internal or external surfaces of the Property as this may damage the decoration. If the Tenant requests and receives permission to affix items to internal or external walls the cost of making good the decoration falls to the Tenant
Please note, if a contractor is called to the property and determines that the fault lies with the Tenant under any of the foregoing, the Tenant will be charged for the call out and/or repair
7. Other tenant responsibilities
(7.1) Within seven days of receipt thereof, to notify the Landlord of all correspondence addressed to the Landlord and any notice, order or proposal relating to the Property given, made or issued under or by virtue of any statute, regulation, order, direction or bye-law by any competent authority.
(7.2) To pay the Landlord fully for any reasonable costs or damage suffered by the Landlord as a consequence of any breach of the agreements on the part of the Tenant in this Agreement.
(7.3) Within the last two months of the tenancy to permit the Landlord or any person authorized by the Landlord or the Landlord's Agent at reasonable hours in daytime to enter and view the Property with prospective tenants or purchasers, having first given the Tenant a reasonable period of notice.
(7.4) That where the Property is left unoccupied, without prior notice in writing the Landlord or Agent, for a prolonged period and the Tenant has failed to pay rent for that period and has shown no intention to return, the Landlord may treat these actions as a surrender of the tenancy. This means that the Landlord may take over the Property and re-let it.
(7.5) To properly secure all locks and bolts to the doors, windows and other openings when leaving the Property unattended. Both the Landlord’s insurance policy and/or the Tenant’s insurance policy could be invalidated if this is not done on every occasion. Where the Property is left vacant for more than 28 consecutive days and the rent is paid, to notify the Landlord or his agent and to allow him access to the property in order to secure it where necessary.
(7.6) To instigate and maintain appropriate insurance for his own furniture, contents and effects whilst they are at the property.

8. End of tenancy
(8.1) To return the Property and Contents at the end of the tenancy in the same clean state or condition as they were at the commencement of the tenancy.
(8.2) To leave the Contents at the end of the tenancy in approximately the same places in which they were positioned at the commencement of the tenancy.
(8.3) To return the keys of the Property to the Agent on the agreed termination date, or the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). The Tenant also agrees to pay for any reasonable charges incurred by the Agent in securing the Property against re-entry where keys are not returned.
(8.4) If you owe rent or any other money you must pay under this agreement, you will have to pay interest on this amount from the date that it should have been paid. The interest rate is 3% above the base rate used by Royal Bank Of Scotland. This rate may apply before as well as after any court judgment has been made against you, depending on the terms of the court judgment.
9. The Landlord agrees with the Tenant that:
(9.1) The Landlord shall permit the Tenant to have quiet enjoyment of the Property without interruption by the Landlord or his Agent, however this does not preclude the Landlord from taking action through the courts should the Tenant fail to pay the rent due or be in breach of the Tenancy Agreement.
(9.2) In the event that the Property is rendered uninhabitable by fire or flood or any other risk which the Landlord has insured, other than where the damage has been caused by the act or omission of the Tenant, his family or his visitors then the parties will consider this agreement as frustrated and terminated subject to the right of the Tenant to recover any rent paid in advance for the period after the termination.
10. Subject to the condition that the Landlord must obtain a court order for possession of the Property before re-entering the premises; if the Tenant does not:
pay the rent (or any part of it) within 14 days of the date on which it is due; or
comply with the obligations set out in the agreement,
if any of the Grounds set out in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988 (as amended) being Grounds 2, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 17 are made outthen subject to any statutory provisions (for example the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 and the Housing Act 1988 (as amended)) the Landlord may recover possession of the Property and terminate the tenancy.
This right must be exercised in the correct way through the Courts and only the Court can order the Tenant to give up possession of the Property. If you are unsure of your rights and the applicable statutory provisions you should seek advised from a solicitor, a Citizens Advice Bureau or a Law Centre.

11. The Landlord agrees to carry out any repairing obligations as required by section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (see note 4).

12. In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following
expressions shall have the following meanings:
"The Landlord" includes the persons who during the period of the tenancy have a legal interest in the property
"The Tenant" includes those who might inherit the tenancy. Whenever there is more than one Tenant all covenants and obligations can be enforced against all of the Tenants jointly and against each individually. This means that any one of the members of a joint tenancy can be held responsible for the full rent and other obligations under the agreement if the other members do not fulfil their obligations
13. The parties agree:
(13.1) Notice is hereby given that possession might be recovered under Ground 1, Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988 if applicable. That is, that the Landlord used to live in the Property as his or her main home; or intends to occupy the Property as his or her only or main home
(13.2) The tenancy may be brought to an end if the mortgagee requires possession on default of the borrower under Ground 2, Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988
(13.3) Before the Landlord can end this tenancy, he shall serve any notice(s) on the Tenant in accordance with the provisions of the Housing Acts. Such notice(s) shall be sufficiently served if served at the last known address of the tenant in accordance with section 196 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (see note 5)

SIGNED by the LANDLORD:-
Aimee Elizabeth


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DATE 21.07.19

SIGNED by the TENANT:-

Michelle
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DATE ...........................
This is what she a sent today with my name already on and dated

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