N520,000 House Rent Scam: How to Avoid

I wonder how people still fall victim of fraudulent house agents in this era of advanced home search where you just have to go online to find not just befitting houses for rent or sale but also,  reliable agents.

Recently, one Lukman Lawal was duped by a 46-year-old trader, Monsuru Abass, with the sum of N520,000 in the guise of renting him a mini flat. Probably, the said victim just stumbled on this dupe as a passerby, stopping by at a roadside agents shop to find an apartment for himself.

I am glad that this incidence would not only be a caution but also an eye-opener to Lagosians, helping to reveal that the way forward to find a home easily and safely is by going online.

Already, Nigeria has a good number of online real estate firms that make finding a suitable home for rent or sale safe and easy out of which is a force to reckon with.


At ToLet, you not only find your dream home but also find a pool of trusted agents – showcasing their profiles and deals they have closed successfully – you can rely on.

On the website, you would find testimonials of clients who have successfully gotten homes with ToLet. The following are some of the feedbacks:

I am impressed with the kind of service ToLet rendered to me, now when anyone I know is looking for apartment, I recommend to them.

  • Shola Aworinde (Ikeja, Lagos)

ToLet is a reliable means of getting an apartment of your choice, I enjoyed the services rendered from the beginning of my transaction with them till I got an apartment of choice

  • Andrew Sunday (Isolo, Lagos)

I particularly like and enjoy ToLet’s follow up, they really impressed me and now I have secured an apartment of choice without stress

  • Victor Ajabor (Oshodi, Lagos)

So, don’t be a victim when next you or a friend has to find a home to rent or buy, simply avoid paying a deposit on a place you’ve never seen, be aware of your rights and get advice from the proper channels.

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