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Temporary rentals: what to consider before signing and what are the requirements

2023-01-23T09:38:31.300Z


They are contracts for days, weeks or for a maximum of three months. All the costs to consider and what to control to avoid scams.


In recent times, temporary rentals for tourism purposes have gained strength.

And it is that although the

prices in dollars

have risen compared to last year, the option of living

for a few days, weeks

or even

months

in a private property is still much cheaper than staying in a hotel.

On the one hand, there are many 

foreign tourists or tourists from the interior

of the country who come to Buenos Aires at any time of the year, for specific reasons or for recreation, and seek greater space and comfort during their stay.

On the other hand, during the

summer holidays

, the tourist destinations on the Atlantic Coast, such as Mar del Plata, Pinamar and Villa Gesell, also concentrate a greater demand.

However, behind this accommodation alternative, doubts arise regarding the

type of contract

and the

documents that must be signed

, in addition to the

requirements

to gain access and everything that the owner should offer.

On the Coast, many owners offer their apartments for temporary rent, through real estate agents or on platforms.

Photo: Marcelo Carroll.

Temporary rentals: what to take into account before signing and what are the requirements to access?

From the legal point of view, the maximum time in the case of a temporary rental is three months, according to the current Civil and Commercial Code.

Meanwhile, as detailed to

Clarín

from the real estate 

companies Migliorisi Propiedades

 and

De Simone Soluciones Inmobiliarias

, the tenant must take into account to enter the following requirements, costs and conditions:


.

The local tourist

 must not

have debts in the Veraz and will have to prove income.

.

 Upon entering you must pay the

first month's rent

, a

month's deposit

and the

commission

if it was done with a real estate agent, which will depend on the number of months you rent and which varies from

10%

to

20%

of the total contract. .

In addition, the

cost of daily cleaning

, if this service is available.

.

Temporary rentals usually include in their price the cost of

expenses, water, electricity and gas

 (these two services have a spending cap), cable, Internet and taxes.

In any case, both what is included and what should not be detailed in writing.

.

A

special contract

must be made in which the purpose must be justified.

In the case of

foreigners

, they must state the reason for their residence in the country (study, work or tourism). 


.

The

owner or his administrator

must make the

delivery

and

reception

of the property.

They can usually be booked online or over the phone, so it's good for tenants to have access to reviews from previous tenants.

Generally, the temporary tenant

does not have access to documentation

related to the property, what is more, sometimes they do not even know the owners, since the contracts are signed by third parties, such as real estate agencies or platforms such as Airbnb, among others.

Once inside the apartment, it is advisable to take the time to check that everything that is promised and that is in the 

inventory

really is in the unit .

Also, if you can do a

photographic survey

, the better.

The same when leaving the house.


Today a good part of the temporary rentals are offered through apps like Airbnb.

Photo: File.

How should temporary rental housing be equipped?

In order to have a good experience, real estate agents recommend making sure that in the properties intended for these types of rentals there is no lack of equipment

considered basic

today :

.

Television,

Wi-Fi

,

air conditioning

, full kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, dishes for at least 4 people (6 if it is an apartment with at least 2 rooms), washing machine.

.

If you only have one bedroom, a

mattress

;

if it has two bedrooms, in the second two single beds and in the living room a double sofa bed for guests.

White clothes.

Personal hygiene items.

luminaries.

.

Have a daily

cleaning

service available , even if it is optional.

​.

Safe

for valuables and money.

In the apartment there must be TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, full kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, dishes and washing machine.

Photo: File.

Keys to have a safe stay

Renting over the Internet today is commonplace, but it is very important

to take all the

necessary precautions to

avoid virtual scams

, which are also the order of the day.

Scammers can even gather all the information about the properties to

simulate a

temporary rental advertisement.

For this reason it is important to verify that the accommodation has or is on

an official website

where photos, location and contact information can be viewed.

If the rentals are within a

reliable and legitimate website,

it is easier to carry out the operation feeling confident and supported.

These show photos of the accommodation, data and comments from other clients.

A

complete and updated page

includes telephone number and property information to confirm the veracity of all data.

Temporary

accommodation platforms

 generate a supply and demand community in which, through the web, owners offer their properties.

Among the benefits for those who rent their spaces temporarily, the secure receipt of payment

through the platform

and the clear issuance of money with the support of national banking entities also stand out.

From Mercado Libre, for example, they recommend to avoid any scam, carry out all transactions through the platform and use the tools offered by the site, such as Mercado Pago.

Contacting vendors outside

via messaging services or social networks leaves you at the mercy of any fraud attempt.

In addition, it advises

not to exchange personal data

in the question and answer section.

No one should request personal data, those that are needed are already registered on the site or platform.

MDG

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Source: clarin

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