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$10 / 10ft2 - Beware of Rental Scams! (Woodstock)

0BR / sharedBa 10ft2
rent period: daily
Scams rentals:
Hudson Valley, especially in Woodstock/area

Update 5/19: Most - not all - of what is posted in the 10 - 25 mile range of Woodstock look like/could be scams:
Glossy images (lifted from zines); places that do not exist and/or offering amenities that are bogus; images that do not have anything to do with the rental, etc.

Be Aware:
> Talk directly to the owner or legal properties manager. Make an appointment - and keep it.
> Out-of-state or absentee land/owner? Think before committing.
> Never give out any personal and/or financial info over the phone.
> Agents fee - along with your first month and security - ask about the "finders" fee or agents fee. It's usually, not always the same as your rent.


> If the price is too good to be true (example: 3 BR Apt., $1300.00 center of Woodstock!) don't even...
> Ask or find out about the turnover of the unit you are interested in - it says a lot about the landlord and the property in general. Zillow has a history listing with the posting.

> All rental unit(s) must have a fire extinguisher, fire alarms, Co2 alarm if needed for oil heat, and at least one, viable escape route - all required.
> Take notes when you see the unit - get everything in writing and, best, have a friend with you when you see the unit.

> No image? Must be a reason why - think twice - or ask for images. If no reply - there's your answer!
> Finally and most important: > Ask about the condition of the rental (Insulated? Adequate heat?)

There are many legit rentals and good ones at that - BUT - many more that are not.
And if you do happen upon a unit that is on the "UP" - talk about the rent. Be honest, kind, trustworthy - you may just get a better lease out of it.....it has happen.
A friend in Woodstock


PS: This posting is not about renting and/or rooms and/or housing of any type and/or conditions of renting. It is about scam rentals.

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