Rent a property
Renting a property has become more regular than before given it is an easier and cheaper option than buying a home. However there are local laws and rules to consider when renting a property in second hand. To avoid fraud and getting scammed, make sure you know what you are doing. That is what we aim to educate you with.
To consider when renting
Rent a property
Before you decide to rent a home, there are certain things you need to be aware of. Check with our checklist below.
Checklist for renting a property in second hand. A step-by-step guide!
1. What type of property do you want to rent?
Do you want to live in a house/villa, apartment or maybe in a shared flat? It is important that you know this before initiating the search for a rental property. To know what type of property you want to rent reduces confusion in the search as well as misunderstandings of rental market prices.
2. Start searching for rentals
Once you know what type of property you want to rent you it is easier to search for rentals. This allows you to narrow down to what you want and where. Although you might feel that it is though, have no worries, there are several ways to go about whether it is via family and friends or if it is via digital rental agencies such as Renthia.com
3. Contact landlord or publisher
Once you have found the property you want to rent, contact the landlord or publisher. Remember, it is important that you are formal in your approach and show a genuine interest to stand out amongst the many applicants.
5. Compare the rental price with current rents on the market
It is important that you feel comfortable with the rent you will pay. Therefore, make sure to compare the rental price with other rents on the market and try to reduce the price if it lies above current marketprices.
6. Write a rental agreement
It is extremely important that there is a rental agreement signed between landlord and tenant before you move in to the property. This helps avoiding fraud and other possible conflicts. Make sure to read the rental agreement and compare with local rules and laws. According to Swedish law, the notice period is one calendar month for tenants and 3 calendar months for landlords.
4. See the rental property
Whether it is via a physical showing or if you settle with a digital showing, it is recommended that you see the property to make sure it lives up to communicated standards. Check the floorplans as well and compare to when you move in.
7. Inspect the property/note damages
When you move in to the property it is important that you notice the current state of the property and that all inventories are aligned with what is stated in the rental agreement. If that is not the case, make sure to tell the landlord immediately. Also make sure to check for damages, not only major damages and if you discover a damage, tell the landlord straight away.
Remember to know all local rules and
laws before signing a second hand contract.
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