Santa Clara DA’s office warns of rental scams
WEN also wants the city to explain when it decides to waive the DCLs – which generated $78.8 million from new developments for the city last year. “There’s been no public process,” Richards said. No one from the city was available for comment late Friday afternoon, but Vision Coun. Geoff Meggs has said the affordable housing programs were never intended to provide subsidized housing, but rather marketrent units for individuals and families looking for a more affordable option than buying.
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Rental applicants should not pay anything unless they first go inside the property up property management companies in baltimore for rent and to use a credit card for the deposits because card charges may be cancelled for a limited time if a problem is detected, Webby said. Prospective renters should also avoid wiring deposit money to anyone, Webby said. The district attorney’s office recommends checking the name of the owner of the rental and make sure it is the same person on the lease agreement, Webby said. Consumers should also find out if the mortgage is in default and if the rental property is actually up for sale, Webby said. Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by a rental scam may contact the district attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Hotline at (408) 792-2879. (Copyright 2013 by Bay City News, Inc.
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