The demand for rental housing is increasing, although the offer does not accompany, especially in some areas. This may cause some precipitation so as not to lose the house. Hence, before signing, it is necessary to check some points. In addition, the new decree introduce changes you should know. These are some of the key issues.
Location and control of housing
Is it a noisy area? What is the neighborhood like? Is everything in order? Do the appliances work? ...
Everything in writing
The words are carried in wind. And in the contract should be clear everything that includes a rental and agreements between tenant and landlord. Below, you can read the most relevant sections:
Price.- It is necessary to specify monthly payment, day and method of payment and the mechanism of the annual review of the rent. Also, what is the bail or endorsement.
Expenses.- Who pays for community, the IBI or the garbage tax?
The words are carried in wind, so everything must be reflected in the contract
Duration.- The end of the rental agreement will be established between the owner and the tenant, always respecting the law, where there are changes. For example, it expands from three to five years the duration of the contracts. If the property is a company or legal entity, the time is longer (seven years).
Are the supplies discharged? Is ownership changed? or are they still in the name of the owner and does the tenant provide an account number for domicile?
Arrangements.- This aspect tends to be a source of controversy between tenants and owners. Who is responsible for repairs? What the contract says will be key.
Recover the property.- Here there are modifications with the current regulations. If the owner wants to recover the house, he must leave it in writing in the contract and give four months' notice.
Extension.- If on the expiration date of the contract, or any of its extensions, (after at least five years, or seven years if the lessor is a legal entity), neither party has notified the other, its will not renew it, the contract will be extended for annual terms up to a maximum of three more years. And, with how much time should it be done? At least with four months in advance in the case of the lessor and at least two months in advance for the tenant,
Unless the lessee manifests to the lessor one month before the date of termination of any of the annuities, his wish not to renew the contract.
Use of housing and inventory.- The use of the tenant is permitted in the contract. In the event that it is a furnished apartment, it is important that the contract has an annex in which all the equipment is specified.
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