Housing Shortage Bringing More Scams to the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PERMIAN BASIN - The housing shortage has brought more scams to the area.

The most common ones involve people breaking leasing agreements or allowing several people to live with them to split the rent.

They are also having problems with landlords not doing background checks and leasing without a contract.

Police want people to be more cautious and they say that you should follow the Texas Property Code statues and only deal with people who have been checked out.