Renting a property in Spain
What do you need to know?
In these hectic times it is almost impossible to orient on the Spanish housing market. The search for a home and making appointments for viewing is time consuming. Which is time you can save. RentalPoint has for that reason many people who are searching for a house, who use our services. Through our personal, professional and reliable approach we guarantee a "different from the others' approach. RentalPoint continues, where many people stop. This enables us to take your wishes into consideration and to find the property you are looking for. Whether it's an apartment, bungalow or villa, our method is guaranteed!
Once we have found your dream home
Once we have found your dream home in Spain, you will need to place a reservation deposit, with a minimum of one month rent plus the administration costs of our office, to secure the property and remove it from the market. Once the reservation deposit has been placed, we will make an appointment with you and the landlord to sign the official tenancy agreement. After you have signed the tenancy agreement and all the (remaining) costs are paid, we will deliver you the keys of your new home in Spain.
What kind of costs must I pay?
A returnable deposit (the exact amount is mentioned at the home description) must be given at the signing of the reservation or tenancy agreement, which will be held by the landlord and refunded at the end of the contract period, assuming that the property has been left in the same condition as it was found and there are no pending utility bills or missing items from the inventory. The rent is payable monthly in advance at the beginning of each month directly into the landlord's Spanish bank account. You need to take in consideration that, by signing the rental agreement or reservation contract, you need to pay also an once-only fee regarding the administration costs, of 3% of the annual rent, unless otherwise indicated in the property description and excluding the then current VAT in Spain. In cases of, for example, no demonstrable income, the landlord has the right to raise the mentioned deposit.
What kind of documents should I submit?
Before we can make a tenancy or reservation agreement, you need to take in consideration that you need to submit your passport (we will make a copy), your N.I.E. number (we can arrange it for you if you don't have one), proof of income, a contents insurance (when the house is furnished), and a Spanish bank account number, so that we can arrange a direct debit of the utility bills. Further we do need a telephone number in Spain where we can contact you.
Utilities and community fees
All utility bills are to be paid by the tenant by direct debit. RentalPoint will make sure that the payment bank details are changed into the tenant’s account with the utility companies (electricity, water, gas, rubbish tax, etc.). Community fees and council are always paid by the landlord.
In the event of a tenant being a pet owner, please contact RentalPoint in order to check suitable properties which accept pets. Of course big dogs aren't allowed in small apartments.
"Trying out a new home"
We regularly get the request if they may try out a home for a short period of time. If then they are pleased with the home they would like to rent it for a long period of time. Although we understand that it is difficult, especially if you are moving to Spain, coming from a foreign country and wanting to first explore the new home and environment, we can not agree with this. In the first place it is that we noticed that there is a mayor interest in a property in the traditional holiday period. Often looking for a affordable holiday home. This is nothing new to us. In the second place, you pay at our office as a tenant of a house no commission, but commission will be charged by our client, the landlord. Only because we have a lease of at least 12 months in the run that landlords are willing to go in our way and we can continue to operate without a committee to ask the tenant.
Termination of lease
As a tenant you have agreed a rental period that is normally 12 months. The lease is automatically renewed each time for the same period, up to a statutory maximum of three years, with those minds that after the first 12 months you can you can terminate the lease, where a notice of 1 month in advance to take. After the statutory maximum period of three years, the owner can decide whether he wishes to rent again for up to three years or no longer makes the property available for rental. Termination of a lease should be made in writing via electronic mail, or verbally at our office, and a certificate of termination is made. A rental agreement is then terminated if you receive a certificate of termination of our office or the landlord.
Are you interested in finding a property through RentalPoint? Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance and information. We speak your language!