If a landlord asks for a deposit before a tenant gets keys to see a rentals what do you think Landlord Hank? Each week veteran landlord and property manager Hank Rossi answers questions from other landlords and property managers around the country about their rentals.

Dear Landlord Hank:

Me and my husband have signed a lease but landlord wants a $600 deposit then he’s going two send keys via FedEx with hard copy of lease. We have been in close contact through email with landlord but he claims he can’t talk on phone because he’s hearing impaired and he’s out of town working what you think
-Bridgette

Hi Bridgette,

SCAM!!!!
Have you seen the inside of the property?
I’m guessing you have not.
Please save your money and deposit and look for a new place.

Sincerely,
Hank Rossi

“Each week I answer questions from landlords and property managers across the country in my “Dear Landlord Hank” blog in the digital magazine American Rental Property Owners and Landlord Association.”

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