That’s not the way rentals are normally done, all the steps you have mentioned so far.
Every suite usually has 20+ qualified applicants, the fact he has yet to speak to you and is awaiting your decision is also suspicious.
Have you been let into the unit to see it? If not, you are potentially being taken for a ride.
If he truly wants to work with a property management company, that would likely already be in place and taking applications. It would not be an “overseas” owner doing everything by email or text.
At some point he’s going to ask you for an e-transfer or certified cheque. And if you don’t physically hand that to a local person from the NAI office - at the very same time as you get the keys or access - it’s also not legitimate.
You might have already given this person much too much personal information. He’s only a couple bits away from identity theft too, for example if you’ve already given him all the details for a credit check.
Here are some tips:
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 March 2022 - 03:13 AM.