Never pay the deposit and prepaid rent until the rental contract is signed. Without a signed lease, you have no proof that an agreement has been made for the rental of the dwelling. Often, many tenants experience that they are deceived by fake landlords, whose only aim is to cheat tenants. Therefore, you should also be aware of the fact that this is a fraud. Of course, it can be difficult to figure it out, but use your common sense. If you are required to pay before a lease is signed, you must be vigilant.