4stay does not, and will not ever ask you to pay without the approval of your request by the host. So if your host has not yet approved your request, then DO NOT submit payment.
NEVER pay a host off of the 4stay site if you are trying to book through 4stay. If a host asks for a check or cash, that not only breaks our terms and policies, it also is not secure. Moving to a space is a big decision and you don't want fraudulent activity to happen outside of the 4stay guidelines. 4stay will not be held accountable and will not assist you with any activity handled outside of the 4stay site.