Venus Fly Trapdoor
July 27, 2012 9:12 PM Subscribe
My friends and I are looking to move into this new place, and I can't help but feel there's something odd about the couple we're renting from...
posted by Mach3avelli to Law & Government (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The house is located in Hayward, CA if any real estate buffs can use that information.
The house is being worked on/renovated at the moment, but should be complete in a couple weeks for us to move in.
We found the house through a realtor that helped previous friends out, and it's not even on the market yet.
Sounds good so far?
We sit down to do paperwork with the home owners, and finding out we have 5 friends moving into the four rooms, they tell us they'll be charging $2800/mo instead of $2500/mo for a 12-month lease. Is this common?
Then the deposit for the entire renovated large house is only $1000. We're all still students, and they're only asking for deposit plus 1st and last month rent, and they don't require cosigners (none of us make more than comfortable living). We did fill out background check paperwork, however.
These are all novel things in my lifetime of house renting, and I'm wondering if my spidey sense is tingling for good reason, or if I'm over thinking a pretty welcoming opportunity.
They are foreign, and while that made for some minor difficulties in understanding one another, I felt there was a rush on their end to get the paperwork signed sealed and delivered.
What other questions should I be sure to address, and what other little details about the house/location/renters that should I consider?