A Practical Guide to Renting a Home

With the advent of the crisis, rent has become an excellent alternative to purchasing, at least until the price adjustment is completed. In recent years, people living rental have passed from 15% in 2011 to 19% in 2013. Labor and economic precariousness, the difficulty of access to credit and the feeling that, although less, floors will continue to fall, have made many people prefer renting, an ideal choice for those who need a change of housing by labour mobility or expand the family unit. But, how to find the ideal floor and procedures must be formalized?

Housing search

The first thing is to have clear what tastes and needs and priorities when it comes to search, taking into account factors such as…

-The zone
-The type of housing
-The monthly budget for rental income
-The characteristics of the property: number of rooms, bathrooms, if you have parking, storage, in good condition, to reform…

In addition, it is advisable to talk to the neighbors to find out what it means to live in that community. It is essential to visit the neighborhood to know if it fits or not to the issue of transport, schools, Commerce and greenery needs…

The budget

Although it is always time to change rental housing on the other cheaper, when looking for rental housing it is recommended that the income from this does not exceed 30% of the payroll, while in the case of large cities it is usual that the percentage is somewhat higher. Also, and although live rental suppose avoided the arras, entry, you would notice or the payment of various taxes, when fixing a maximum income, remember that you will have to pay a deposit and that the tenant is responsible for the monthly payment of supplies. Whatever it is, it should be noted that you can always try to a reduction of the rental price, especially if the lease has been made through a particular.

The lessor

At the time of hire, can be through different types of lessors:

-Individuals: one of the advantages of renting to private individuals is that you can negotiate income more easily and, in addition, avoided paying commissions, although it also requires taking a number of precautions to ensure a clean and free from deception process.

-Real estate agencies: the main advantage is that the Agency is responsible for much of the proceedings, so that the customer can avoid headaches several of head, while also often require you to pay some commissions. The customer must ensure, to avoid problems, of which the intermediary is College.

-Developers and builders: some real estate developers have opted to put real estate without selling to lease. It is new construction dwellings, usually at prices lower than the zone, although they tend to be inflexible with prices and conditions. It must ensure that they will be people who take care of potential problems arising in the property.

-Banks: they are the large estate at present. It’s flats, usually with a very tight car, although they also tend to be in areas where there is high demand. They usually have a maintenance service, although it is also true that, if they are the owners of many floors in the building they can make decisions unilaterally and without consultation. In addition, it tends to be difficult to negotiate with them the income or payments of this and they are relentless in cases of non-payments or refunds of deposits.

Study of the price

To assess whether it is expensive or cheap rental, it is essential to know the price zone and other similar stories. The price varies according to square meters, the area, antiquity, of whether or not is furnished with the energy certificate. The more information you have, more possibilities will have to negotiate, not just the look, also in achieving a reduction in the income of the current housing.

What should never be

Also, when renting a House, we must avoid committing a series of errors that could arise with future problems with the landlord:

1 you must not advance money or signing the contract without previously checking the State of the building, the location, the number of rooms, if there is damage, if it has given high supplies…

2. no sign without first make sure that the landlord is really the owner of the House: check it is easy, just there to apply for the value in the registry of property.

3 sign without negotiating the conditions or read them: there must be clear what’s monthly income, the duration of the contract, the costs to be paid by each of the parties, who deals with the maintenance of housing… Best, to avoid unfair terms to know in advance the rights and obligations as tenants.

4. not an inventory: make a list of possible damage or worn items, as well as everything that there is in the home furniture, accessories, can prevent future problems when it comes to claim the security deposit. Best to check it out along with the owner and take photos of everything what is considered important. In addition, this might be a good time to negotiate possible reforms that can deduct after monthly income.

5. do not make a written contract: the words wind takes them, so it is imperative that the terms of the contract are reflected in writing. Each of the parties involved will remain a copy signed in all your pages. It is best to use a contract model.

6. do not make sure that the landlord has deposited the bail: by law that required the landlord deposited bail requested the tenant in the corresponding regional body, but there are who do not. It’s an important point that could lead to the loss of the deposit to the tenant and the inability to deduct the rental income. In addition, the tenant should know that the quantity delivered to the landlord security deposit should not exceed the equivalent to three months of rent. Whatever it is, it is essential to keep the receipt of any payment that is carried out.

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