Some House Renting Tips You Need To Consider in The Algarve
If you are considering renting a house in the Algarve, you might find this article quite useful.
When you are looking for a house, you want to consider the location first. Where would you like to be? Nearby the beach? Further away from the touristic chaos? Within easy reach to restaurants and golf courses?
The further down the coastline the more expensive the rent gets. Whether long term or holiday renting, villas near the beach are far more expensive to rent than up in the hills, like Santa Barbara de Nexe or Boliqueime. Also, if you are planning to rent in one of the luxury golf resorts, make sure you have a deep pocket.
Many long term rentals are welcome between October and May, but it will be difficult to get a property rented throughout the entire year. This is because most owners are aware that they can make the most ROI during the peak season. In fact, before the pandemic long term renting wasn’t popular at all. Still owners like to exclude the 3-4 Summer months in order to get up to four times the usual monthly rent.
Do you have children? Then you might have to consider the size of the garden and how much space you want to offer your children to play. You probably will need a fenced in garden? Also, you have to ask yourself if your children are old enough to swim alone in the pool or if you need a pool safety net or fence to keep them safe.
If you have pets, you need to find out if the owner agrees for them put outside to relieve themselves.
The garden is always a consideration when you have children or pets.
Usually when you rent long term, the garden and pool maintenance becomes your responsibility. You will need to consider the size of the garden and pool to determine the additional cost. When holiday renting, the maintenance costs are usually included in the rental price.
When renting long term, you need to consider the utilities into your budget. You will also have a water bill along with any other bills associated with house renting. Always make sure you examine all the pros and cons of renting a house before making a final decision.
If you have the slightest doubt about anything, you should ask questions and if you do not like the answer that may be your clue that the property is not suited for you or your family and it is time to walk away.
Sometimes renting a house that is larger than you are used to can become frustrating. There is more rooms to clean, windows to wash and more gardening work to take care of. However, renting a larger home can be rewarding since everyone has his or her own space.
Holiday renting is far less complicated as all utilities are usually included in the price, unless stated otherwise in the rental contract. So watch out and read well before you sign!