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Essential Tips for Renting a House

Renting a house in Turkey is a challenge. This challenge is much greater for foreigners than for Turkish citizens. For this reason, we decided to review the essentials that you need to know before renting a house in Turkey in this article.

General Tips

House Location

The location of the property is one of the most important things to consider when renting a house. Employed people should look for a property that is close to their workplace or has good access to public transportation. If there is an elderly person at home, the proximity of the property to the hospital should be controlled. For students who are looking to rent a house near the university, it is better to check the existence of social facilities near the property. Also, the proximity of the house to places such as shops, markets, pharmacies, etc., which are normally needed, should be checked.

House Size

Some people may rush to rent a house and ignore its negative points. Do not make hasty decisions so as not to fall victim to such mistakes. Make sure your home has enough space and your furniture fits easily in it. If you are a large family, you will make a big mistake by renting a house that you can’t easily live in.

House Facilities

Before renting a house, you should check all parts of the house, especially water, electricity, and gas installations, and if there is a problem, inform the house owner so that they can get it fixed. In other words, get all parts of the house completely OK and after the contract is completed deliver them completely OK.

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House Appearance

Before renting a house, pay attention to its appearance. If the house needs painting, talk to the house owner about it. Also, check for the effects of humidity and mold inside the house.

Rental Budget

One of the most important things to consider when renting a house is your rental budget. Sometimes people rush to rent a house beyond their budget and ability, which causes trouble. To avoid these problems, rent a house that fits your budget.

Other Tips

After reviewing these general points, it is also helpful to consider the following points:

Ask about the earthquake resistance of the building and the existence of emergency stairs.

Be sure to find out about building charges and general costs.

Check if there is enough space for your appliances in the kitchen and bathroom.

Tenants who have a pet should ask if the pet is allowed in the building.

Tips about Rental Contract

One of the most important steps in renting a house is to sign a rental contract. A rental contract is a contract signed between the house owner or their representative and the tenant that protects the rights of both parties. Agreeing on the tenant’s rights and the house owner’s claims before signing the contract facilitates the rental process. Before signing a contract, it is helpful for the tenant to talk to the house owner about the following:

Rental Period

Start Date of Contract

Rental Price

Deposit Amount

Tips about Furnished House

Renting a furnished house is suitable for those who live in different cities or intend to rent a house for work or study. There are a few additional steps in renting a furnished house that these people should consider when making a decision.

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What appliances are there in the house?

Make sure you have the equipment you need during the rental period at home. In addition to the white goods such as the washing machine and dishwasher, there should be small utensils such as spoons and forks in the furnished house. Receive all equipment unbroken and deliver in the same way after the contract deadline.

Do the available appliances meet your needs?

The equipment needed by people who rent a furnished house varies depending on their tastes and needs. For example, a student needs a library, while a family with a child needs a crib, and an employee needs a desk. For this reason, rent your suitable furnished house, considering the equipment that you will need.

What should be added to the rental contract?

The Rental contract consists of three parts. In the first part, information such as the details of the tenant and the owner, the rental price, the rent increase rate, and the rental period are included. In the second part, the information on the equipment received by the tenant is recorded. In the third part, special rental conditions are added. Detailed information about home furnishings should be recorded in the “Fixtures Delivered with Property” section of Part II of the rental contract. When delivering the house at the end of the contract, this section is used as a criterion for missing goods.

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