Fake agents are everywhere unfortunately, we have them all over the world. More often than not however, these are people who are looking to make a quick 'buck' from unsuspecting renters. Landlords in the UK often choose to not rent short-term and also choose to not house students (event mature students studying for mater's degrees). This opens up a whole world of issues though regarding 'fake agents'. Read below for further details and how to avoid these people!
HIGHER RENTALS FROM FAKE AGENTS
'Fake Agents' will charge you much higher - This is becoming a large problem among foreign students. As many do not know the costs for private rooms, many fake agents have started to surface and will offer you a room at a much higher rate to obtain commission
Many registered agencies do not offer a commission split to these people. So 'Fake Agents' will add up to an additional 10,000 THB PER WEEK to rental costs in order to secure themselves a commission
Also, if the rental cost is higher, they may charge you additional Property Deposit Costs and only pay a partial amount into the the secure Tenancy Deposit Scheme. (You may loose more deposit if they choose to add hidden charges)