Q: I am going to rent my apartment. Someone handling the property told me that the tenant will give 2 months advance rent and security deposit.
1. Is it permissible to take the rent of one or two months in advance?
2. Is it permissible to take a security deposit?
3. Is it permissible to rent my apartment through this man or I should do the deal myself?
4. I have never seen the apartment, possession is not yet given to me, but I have paid the full amount during construction. Is all this fine?
3. Both ways are right.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)