By Anonymous - 03/11/2014 15:54 - United Kingdom - Bath
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Show them the lease you signed...that should clear things up
I assume OP didn't sign a lease. At least not with a bank or legitimate entity. Just because you rent doesn't mean you have an agreement for doing so. Could just be someone they know that said hey you can live here for $600 a month, here's the keys that they somehow had.
How did this even happen? :/ I hope you got it sorted OP and you have a place to live now.
Seems like both parties were duped; no big deal. You'll probably have to move again though. Good luck finding a legit place to rent!
#36, but that just seems like the asshole thing to do. At the very least, OP could recognize that they were scammed and not drag their heals. So yes. If the circumstances are right, OP could make it a pain in the ass for the actual owners. But then OP would have to be evicted. And nobody wants to rent to someone who was evicted.
Next time you rent a house, try talking to the owners directly, instead of some "agent".