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We just looked at a house today and we put a deposit down we are going to rent for a year and then hopefully buy it,The only thing i`m nervous about is i gave them a deposit in cash a post dated check for the 1st months rent for september and he accepted it and said there shouldn`t be a problem unless the credit check doesn`t go through?I didn`t understand why he would take our money if he wasn`t sure we had the house? I tried calling twice and they haven`t called me back.Of course i got a receipt but now i have to sit and worry .We have had a bad year so i`ve been so negitive in thinking lately because everything has been going wrong.
I told them i have refrences and recipts to show i pay my rent on time and all if they wanna see them.They were talking to us like we had the house and all but won`t return our calls?


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Some LLs belong to credit reporting agencys or hire screening firms to screen tenants Ideally the LL should have waited abit longer before accepting money from you , But since LL has it have you used a telebanking feature to see if the check has been presented for payment yet (with your bank ? )


The check i gave them is post dated for the end of august but i gave them a cash security deposit.We are suppose to move in labor day weekend.
I called today and left a message and they never returned my call,I don`t wanna keep calling and seem like a pain in the a$$ but i just want my money if there not gonna give us a lease.When i called i was very polite and just said i was calling to see if everything went okay with our refrences and if she would like any other form of a refrence to let me know.And i also said if she could gimmie a call and let me know if we have the house i`d really appreciate it...To which they did not i`ve been waiting all night and no call so now i`m nervous.


Did you sign anything? An application for rent or a lease agreement? Do you have anything in writing?

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