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This doesn't sound like a good situation. You haven't even seen the place and you don't know how much money they've really put into the place. If your friend wants your money, then you need to be more fully involved--seeing the place, seeing the lease and how much money is required. They may be trying to get your money to pay all the deposits, etc. without putting in any of their own.
I would feel more secure if you were handing the money to the landlord. You want to be sure she knows you're going to be living there too...you don't want to end up in a situation where you have to sneak around. Go with your friend when he goes to hand in the money. That's the only way you have of being absolutely sure of where it's going.
Best of luck in your new place...I hope you really like it!
Are you worried because he didn't come back to the hotel after giving him the money?.
There's no way to predict what will happen. I think you took all the right steps in getting this person to sign a contract and a receipt. In a worse-case scenario, you will have all the evidence you need for a court case.
He did at least answer the phone when you called, so it shows he's not avoiding you. He may have fallen asleep after your conversation, since it was so late. Do your best to concentrate on studying for your exams. At this point, there's not a lot else you can do. Hopefully he will show up today and put your fears to rest.
Yes, sleep sounds like a good idea.
When people are over-tired, they don't think very straight. Get some rest, and feel free to ask for me in the future. I'm going to close out this question now.
I wish you all the best,
Yes, you put Only Suzanne as the first two words in your note, and I'll get it.
I'm sorry to say that there are no private channels on Just Answer.
And everything may be fine. You'll know tomorrow.
I have to be away from the computer for a few hours--just wanted to let you know.