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Student and Postdoc Housing

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Disclaimer: Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) provides these listings as a convenience for students and postdocs who will be working or participating in programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Triad does not endorse or recommend any particular property or landlord, makes no representation regarding the accuracy of the information contained in the listings or the condition of the rental properties listed, and does not assume any liability for any actions arising from these listings.  This information is provided as is without any warranty, guarantee, or contract intended or implied in any manner, shape or form.

Take extra caution when signing a new lease

Property rental scams in Los Alamos County are on the rise, posing personal security risks for Lab employees and associates. 

Within the past month, the Lab’s Relocation Team has received three separate calls from new hires who thought they were securing a lease only to find out that the property didn’t exist. Those most vulnerable to this scam are new employees relocating from out of state, long-term guests and students arriving for the summer.

Please take extra precautions when seeking rentals. The following are recommendations from the Federal Trade Commission:

  • Research the rental company. Enter its name plus words like “review,” “complaint” or “scam.” If you find bad reviews, you may want to look elsewhere.
  • Rental home listings may appear in several places, including rental company websites and online listing services like Zillow, Trulia or Craigslist. If you see a rental company’s listing on one of those online listing services, do a search of the home’s address to make sure it appears on the rental company’s website. If it doesn’t, it may be a scam.
  • Compare prices. If the rent is a lot less than comparable rentals, that could be a red flag.
  • Tour the property or have someone you trust take a tour. If the renter won’t show the property, it’s likely a scam. 
  • Apply through the rental company, licensed real estate professional or listings website.
  • Never pay with cash, wire transfers, gift cards, or cryptocurrency. If anyone tells you to pay that way, it’s a scam. Wiring money, sending gift cards, or paying by cryptocurrency is the same as sending cash — once you send it, you probably can’t get it back. Anyone who demands that you pay those ways is a scammer.

It can also be helpful to search for examples of property rental scams to get familiar with what they look like, how to spot a red flag and other common tactics used by scammers.

If you spot a rental scam, report it to local law enforcement and the FTC. If you are a victim of a scam, review the FTC site on what to do if you’ve been scammed.

The following services are external to LANL and we do not have any quality control over them. Please ensure you do your own research and check reviews and/or references prior to signing a contract. You should use the same degree of care in selecting a rental property or roommate that you would use in any other circumstance. These sites are not supported by LANL. LANL does not take responsibility for, or assist in resolving any issues that may occur as a result of using these sites.

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We have discontinued publishing our rental list to maximize safety and security. We recommend using the platforms listed above and using “LANL” somewhere in your posting to continue marketing to LANL employees, students, and postdocs.  Using those platforms will create a safer, more effective, and better experience for both renter and landlord alike.