I am in the process of organising a short term rental for my family. I'm coming to Adelaide early in September this year.
I have sent a few inquiries and one of the replies was a bit surprising:
This is a $800p/w rental so if I want to take it for 4 weeks I will have to fork out $3200 a month before my arrival! It sounds a bit fishy to me. I understand the reason for securing the booking with the 25% deposit but paying the full amount before arriving there seems to be very risky.I would need a 25% deposit of the full amount to secure the booking for you. Another 25% would need to be paid 8 weeks prior and then the final amount 4 weeks before occupancy.
What are your experiences with similar cases?
Maybe I'm exaggerating?