We entered into a lease with her, wired her $4500 for a month. She then told us she couldnt actually rent her place as there was a problem with the roof, and that we should send our bank details so she could wire the money back. She has sent us a partial payment, but it took almost 4 weeks to receive the remaining balance.
We had a problem with the landlord. Rainwater was dripping from the ceiling, but this has been an on going issue. It was fixed a week before arrival and still needs to be fixed. Also be aware that the bedrooms have very low ceilings and the second bedroom is in open connection with the living room. A deposit was returned minus the expense of Fed-ex the keys and cleaning fees in NY. There were some difficulties getting in contact with her, but in the end was able to speak with her.