Hi Lin Lin!
I have to go apartment hunting in the next few days...
What about it seems too good to be true?
Well, the price first of all. Pretty cheap for a 2-room appartment. The location is not the best one in town, but it's pretty close to the railway station and about 10 minutes cycling from the city centre.
I'm a bit worried because the guy renting the place moved to the UK a few weeks ago and put his apartment on the market. So, I talked to him and apparently he wants everything done long-distance. He's got a lawyer in the UK who would write a contract, he would sign it and send me a scanned version to sign and send back. Then I would send the first month's rent and deposit, and he would send the keys via DHL in max 2 days. I don't know if it's a scam or not. The only major flaw I can think of is that the contract done in the UK could not be applicable in NL. Is that a reason to worry? I mean, if you make a contract in one country for a property in another country, would it still be valid in the contry the property is in?