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Renting accommodation in Spain -Things to remember when looking for rented accommodation

Section for people wanting to buy, sell or rent property in Spain.

Despite recent efforts by Spanish governments aimed at giving fiscal incentives to people in rented accommodation, the actual market for long-term, good quality rented property remains relatively small compared to many other European countries.






The best way of starting to look for rented accommodation in Spain is by reading the classified sections of local newspapers or by going to a local estate agents. Some travel agents also offer deals on short-term rentals. The disadvantage of going to an estate agent is that you will be expected to pay them the equivalent of one month rent if they offer you a property you like. This means that you will have to pay three months rent on signing the contract (one month for the agency, one month deposit and one month rent).

If you want to rent somewhere before actually arriving, try looking at local city guides or one of the many websites listing accommodation for rent in Spain. More and more people use the internet to advertise property for rent or for sale so use these sites to contact owners and contrast prices. See also the latest news about the Spanish government's new Rental Agency.

Other useful links
Latest news on the property market in Spain Selection of news articles related to the real estate market here.
Mortgages in Spain, a brief introduction to the Spanish mortgage market, how it works and interest rates in Spain
Spanish banks, before applying for a mortgage, find out more about Spain's most popular banks and Spanish savings banks.
Property taxes in Spain, description of taxes involved in purchasing property and yearly property taxes in Spain.
Useful Spanish vocab for buying a house - you should learn at least the basic terms. Check out our pronunciation guide too.
Renting property in Spain - if you want to buy to rent, then read this section and our free notice board of property to rent in Spain.
Spanish lawyers - information on lawyers fees in Spain for property transactions
Houses for sale in Spain - take a look at the kind of houses available. Or check out our free Spain property for sale board.
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