A RAHB member has informed both the OPP and RAHB of a situation unfolding in Caledonia regarding their listing. A house in Caledonia, which was an estate sale, was sold firm and expected to close in two weeks’ time. The house itself was vacant and empty. Someone has taken the listing information and photos of the house and posted the information online as a rental. The rental ad contains very specific information, such as the current owners of the house do not want people to contact the REALTOR® and to avoid knocking on the door as the owners are out of town. The rental also asks for first and last month’s rent.
The OPP is currently investigating the situation. We will provide any relevant updates when available. Please be aware of similar situations and please report suspected rental scams to police immediately.