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8 Key Steps to Observe When Hunting House For Rent in Kenya.

With the rising demand for houses for rent in Kenya nowadays, acquiring a residence befitting your needs can be tough. However, you may have come across a neighbor who owns houses for rent and you settled for one.

Though it may serve as your residence, for the time being, it may not fully satisfy your needs as you may have made your choice without keen regard for what to search for in an excellent residence for rent.

This Article We Will Give You Information to Consider When Hunting House for Rent in Kenya that will Relieve You of Your Worries.

Budget

House For Rent in Kenya is a recurring expense and will feature every month in your monthly expenses. Take time to go through your finances when hunting a house for rent in Kenya and determine the amount you wish to set aside for rent.

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For rent Basic facts Description Neighborhood Features Video Date added: 08/07/20 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Floors: 2 Area: 1000 sq ft Lot size: 520.0 sq ft Year built: 2018 Status: Open Type: Apartment Rent period: Per month 1 2 Description Prime 4BR pent house, located in the leafy surburbs of Lavington Estate, finished to high […]

On a usual basis, rent payable should not exceed 30% of your monthly earnings, otherwise, your finances will be strained and you will have difficulties meeting your monthly dues.

Location

Determine the location of your preferred house for rent in Kenya – The main determining factor of passing rent is the location of the property. The more prime the location, the higher they will charge for rent. 

The considerations to make for a family are totally different from those applicable to someone living alone. For a family, proximity or accessibility by each or all the family members to facilities such as the workplace, college(s), school(s) hospitals, places of worship, shopping centers, entertainment joints, etc.

Kyumbi- Machakos Mombasa Road Junction

For rent Available now Basic facts Description Neighborhood Features Video Date added: 09/14/20 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Area: 10.00 m² Lot size: 1000 sq ft Status: Available Type: Apartment Rent period: Per month 1 2 Description Kyumbi- MachakosMombasa Road Junction- 2 acre parcel ideal for SACCOS, Subdivision, real estate, holiday residence etc.

This will be a key determinant as all those will feature in the family budget in terms of convenience, safety and transport expenses among others when hunting house for rent in Kenya.

Market Survey

To have a feel of the market, you may start an advance market survey of properties available and general open market rents applicable in your area of interest.

In this age of personal mobile phones, desired information for such survey is readily available in adverts in the numerous social media marketing platforms such as Mansions World Kenya, Buy-Rent Kenya, Jiji, Property 24, and the like.

Besides social media, real estate letting rates are also available from the daily newspapers. Some have the rear pages for classified adverts done by those advertising on a budget.

Some dailies also have designated days set aside for real estate and feature more elaborate advertisements mainly covering high-profile properties or multiple units.

Notice to Vacate

This only applies if you are moving from one rental unit to another. The timing of issuing your notice depends on the reason for your vacating and the amount of time you have on your hands.

Armed with your budget, preferred location, and applicable rents, you may now make a decision on when you need to move out of your current residence in order to issue the requisite notice to vacate.

Langata NHC

For rent Basic facts Description Neighborhood Features Video Date added: 08/07/20 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Area: 330 sq ft Lot size: 3.30.0 sq ft Year built: 2017 Status: Open Type: Master Ensuite Rent period: Per month 1 2 Description Langata NHC..Along the Southern By-Pass- near Uhuru Gardens/ Southlands Estates, well maintained 3BR ( master ensuite) […]

Notice to vacate is a legal requirement and the duration is dictated by the lease agreement signed between you and your current Landlord or property manager/Estate Agent.

In the absence of a written lease, the default notice period is one full calendar month or payment in lieu of notice if you wish to abruptly move out.

Property Search

As per step 3 above, you had already searched through the market and already have an idea of what you are looking for.

So at the property search stage, you narrow down to cover your interests as guided by the foregoing preparations.

You may respond to adverts in the dailies or various social media. Alternatively, you may result in referrals from colleagues, friends, and or acquaintances as they may know of houses that are vacant in their current neighborhoods.

Better still, you may result to go on the ground for a physical search of your preferred house in the estate of your choice.

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The beauty of going on the ground is that you kill several birds with one stone. Where the houses are open for viewing, you will avoid viewing fees which is usually charged by some real estate brokers.

You will also be better placed to make an immediate decision once you spot the property of your choice. At this stage, you need to seek out all the details appertaining to the property, resident rules and regulations, applicable payments, mode of payment, etc.

The signing of legal documents

You do not want to commit yourself to making payments before you get to know all the applicable rules to your tenancy.

These are usually spelled out in the lease document which you can request in advance to peruse. You have the right to ask for clarification of any grey areas before appending your signature once you are in agreement in all areas, you may sign your lease and have the other party sign their part for a fully signed legal document.

Payments

 Once satisfied that the property has been reserved for you and documented in your name, you then proceed to make requisite payments depending on the information gathered under step 6 above.

Ensure to obtain official confirmation of payments received to avoid any uncertainties in the future.

Taking/ Handing Over

 Upon making payment, you need to obtain the key and take over the property. The preferred way is to have the property manager accompany you to the property for joint inspection and formal introduction to the property.  

After going through all these considerations when a house for rent in Kenya, I’m sure you’ve picked out a few points that would be of so much help, during your house-hunting moments.

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For rent Basic facts Description Neighborhood Features Video Date added: 08/07/20 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Floors: 2 Area: 1000 sq ft Lot size: 520.0 sq ft Year built: 2018 Status: Open Type: Apartment Rent period: Per month 1 2 Description Prime 4BR pent house, located in the leafy surburbs of Lavington Estate, finished to high […]

These are the basic standards you should consider when hunting houses for rent in Kenya. When you carefully follow the steps, you’ll definitely end up in a nice house, which will not trigger you to relocate any time soon.

For more details on what to expect in this stage- Book an Appointment with Mansions World house for rent specialist. We are good at this.

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