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Deposit payment before getting rental contract

Hi All,

I would need your advice about this situation:

After singing the rental contract from my side, they took all the papers and told me I will get the signed contract from their side only after I pay the rental deposit. Also they gave me the bank account of the estate agency to transfer the money because `it is faster like this`. As they explained, later when the deposit account on my name is open, they will transfer the money there. All the time the guy was repeating that all this is normal.

But I am a bit confused.....and it doesn`t seem ok for me. Why did they refuse to give the signed contract? What do you think?

Thank you very much
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Old 09.03.2020, 18:49
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Re: Deposit payment before getting rental contract

Not really uncommon. You could demand that the money only goes into an account on your name, downside is they could not give you the contract. (you can also demand this after moving in, and they are legally forced to do so)

Just check that your agency is a legit one and that the bankaccount is correct.
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