Advice For Expats on Finding a Good Apartment For Rent

Make use of Local Agencies when looking for Cheap Apartments in Spain

Many in the UK will be used to finding a flat to rent, a few people may have gone through an agency, a few may not, but to find a high-quality apartment for rent in Spain one must go through an agency. Although the idea of paying someone to find you a place to live may seem alien to you, this is simply the way that everyone finds apartments for rent in Spain. Of course, there are certain areas where you will be able to find a perfectly good apartment without the use of an agency; however, this will require a lot more work on your part. You may try and circumvent the agencies by searching on the internet to find Spanish apartments for rent; however, you will soon find that most of these apartments are connected to an agency even when they do not explicitly say so. There is really no need to avoid using an agency, the fees are very reasonable, and the agencies usually have the superior, newer apartments.

Be a Problem Solver in Your Hunt for Spanish Apartments to Let

You will often find in your search for apartments in Spain that the two bedroom apartments are a lot nicer than the one bedroom apartments compared to what you are paying in rent. So rather than downgrading to one bedroom rental apartments that do not have all the facilities that you may want, simply search for a roommate. There are a few sites on the Internet where you can find roommates and Spanish rental markets of very healthy. Simply place an ad on one such site and you will usually find that within a day or two you will have a new roommate. This enables you to rent accommodation that has all the facilities you desire but at a fraction of the price that you would be paying to rent a one bedroom apartment by yourself.

Be Clear What You Want From Your Holiday Apartment

Although in the UK landlords can often be inflexible in their lease conditions, this is not true of landlords offering apartments for rent in Spain. You will often find Spanish landlords are very accommodating for instance:

· If you feel the rent should be slightly lower.
· If you wish to have an unfurnished apartment, furnished.
· If you wish to extend the contract.

Simply ask the landlord, you will not always get what you want but it costs nothing to ask and these small considerations could make a big difference to your happiness. Always remember they wish to let out the property as much as you want to rent it.