Students can be the victims of numerous different scams when searching for and trying to secure accommodation. We’ve put together some safety tips to be aware of for some of the most common scams out there.

We recommend reading through these and working through the How to avoid scams section in our Looking for Housing online module when searching for a new home.

 

 

Specific scam: Red Lion House Accommodation Scam 

 

Tips on what to look out and avoiding accommodation scams

 

 

Never hand over any money if you have not seen the property

 

 

Does this person have the right to let the property?

 

 

Be cautious of contact details

 

 

Use Letting Agents who are signed up to a professional body or code of practice

 

 

If an advert seems too good to be true...

 

 

Support & information if you’re targeted by a scam or fraud