I put down a $500 deposit on an apartment, and was told I would receive the second half of the application that evening via email – which I never received.
When I contacted Jonathan (I had to email and call just to find out why we never received the second part of the application), he said the landlord did not want to rent to two people (married couple).
He said we could come get back the deposit, as promised in the receipt we were given, since we were not approved, but then when I tried to schedule an appointment for getting the money back, he would not respond to my numerous calls, text messages, emails, etc.
I contacted the general phone number listed for the company, and was told Jonathan would get back to me, but he did not, and then I was no longer getting a response from the general phone number either.
These people are con artists, and illegally withholding deposits given in good faith! Do not use zealestate!
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