Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it has a certain magic that captivates the heart and thoughts of visitors turning the visit for a few days into a fascinating stay of many years as in my personal case and many others that I’ve heard of.
Nevertheless unfortunately when it comes to home search in Prague there is a fraud going on for some months now and this is how it works: someone posts on fb or other platform a very nice apartment in an extremely convenient price, way under the real market value actually, when people contact the “owner” he always has a fantastic story for not being in the country either he had to go abroad for a family wedding, funeral, very sick parent, etc or that he lives abroad and just inherited the property and just wants to get it out of the way hence the cheap rent.
In all cases they ask for one month’s rent deposit “so they know that the client is serious” in order to send the keys with a courier to do the viewing assuring of course that if the client doesn’t like the apartment the courier will give the money back on spot.
Once people send the deposit (most of the times through Western Union) they never hear from the “landlord” or see their “deposit” again.
Hundreds of people have fallen for this scam here in Prague, they make their stories sound very convincing and people in good faith believe them.
If you or someone you know is doing home search in Prague play it safe, don’t take any risks and do it through reliable professionals.
In Liber&Nunez Properties we will be happy to find the perfect home for you.