Renting a condo can be interesting. However, it’s worthy to note that a condo is a different kind of rental from an apartment, and the process may not be so straightforward.
To have a smooth condo renting experience, follow these few tips during your quest.
Create a List of Your Needs and Wants
Creating a list of what you need and want helps to narrow your search. Consider space needs, proximity to workplace and school, transportation alternatives and so on. Some complexes provide amenities that include a workout room, retail, pool, restaurants and even private transportation to nearby locations.
Be Mindful of Online Scams
Online services can facilitate your search, but it is important to be careful. Deals that sound too good to be true are usually a red flag, as well as deals that mandate you to pay upfront or give sensitive information before you even get to see the place. Ask friends and colleagues for leads or better still use a local real estate agent.
Visit the Place a Couple of Times
View the condo with the owner or agent in charge and ask a series of questions. Visiting the complex at all times in a week helps you ascertain how it is during work hours, after rush hours and weekends.
Deal Directly with the Owner if Possible
Consider the condo owners’ responsiveness to damages; make online enquiries on the owner and learn about how committed the manager or landlord is to keep the condo in good shape.
Read all Documentation Thoroughly
Documents such as the rental agreement must be read thoroughly. It is the tenants’ duty to adhere to all rules and regulations, while the condo owner bears the responsibility for any infringements. Condo Chatuchak (คอนโด จตุจักร, which is the term in Thai), for example, may restrict the number of tenants in each unit, the duration of visitors’ stays, the number of vehicles tenants may park on the property, and so on.