I found a nice duplex one bed flat to rent in the city centre with street parking.
But the landlord is not in the country and said he will use Airbnb for me to pay my monthly rent and security deposit.
Anything wrong with this?
I found the advert on SpareRoom but was told to communicate via email
This is the email I got
you will have to pay 580 first month + 800 security deposit.
bills included in rent council tax, tv, internet, electricity
not included: water, gas
At this moment I'm in Italy and can not be present to deal face to face. My job doesn't allow me to leave Italy. We just hired some new staff and I'm in charge of their training. This won't affect you at all. I can make arrangements to rent the apartment through Airbnb( www.airbnb.com
) which is an international company dealing specifically in rentals apartments, I used it in the past and I was very pleased for their services. The reason I use Airbnb is because they are one of the most biggest rental company around the world and I really trust them. I belive that you know Airbnb.
Using Airbnb involves three parties: me as owner, you as a potential tenant and Airbnb as a responsible third party authorized to proper conduct the transaction.
Using Airbnb you can see the apartment before you sign the rental contract, so you can choose if you want to rent it or not. You will make the payment for the first month of rent plus security deposit using Airbnb payment platform.
I will open a reservation on the Airbnb website and indicate you as my potential tenant.
Please let me know if you accept Airbnb and provide me with the following details for your referencing application so that I can register the transaction with Airbnb and move forward.
Your phone number
Scan or photo of ID
The date you want to move in
How many people are going to live in my apartment
For how long do you want to rent the apartment