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Subject:A New Low in Doorstep Solicitations
Time:04:16 pm
Current Mood:annoyedannoyed
Just had a man and woman turn up uninvited on the doorstep. Not pushing religion or politics… no, much worse… they were touting for homes they could rent to visitors to London. I'm not going to name the company because I despise doorsteppers at the best of times, and combining that with the rental property scam that comes through our letter box two or three times a week… well, they can go and do something fairly horrible to themselves. I think I shall christen them as Jehovah's Estate Agents!
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eledonecirrhosa
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Time:2014-11-27 10:27 am (UTC)
Jehovah's Estate Agents - love it!

Rental property scam?
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ffutures
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Time:2014-11-27 11:36 pm (UTC)
The idea is that they find places for visitors to London to lease, usually on short-term contracts. There are many problems about this, such as homes not necessarily having the correct insurance, the tenants can be very difficult to remove if they decide to out-stay their rental period, some homes can't be rented legally for one reason or another, the owner of the house probably needs somewhere to live while this is going on, and so forth. The agencies that arrange this stuff are often less than wonderful about checking that everything is done correctly and to the benefit of the property owner and visitors.
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