Perhaps you’re already searching for an apartment, house, or a place of work, but not quite ready to buy. Pwani or Kenya’s coastal region is home to thousands of prime real estate rentals perfect for anyone looking to relocate to our beautiful coastline. Below we’ve included some resources to help you discover your perfect rental, along with suggestions on how to find the place. Happy hunting!
Begin your search early.
Starting your search for the perfect property sooner, rather than later, will often yield the best results. According to real estate experts, the best time to begin looking is towards the end of the previous month, when inventory is higher. If you’re looking to move in on October 1, for example, you’ll want to begin your search around from mid-September.
Be clear about your budget and requirements.
Before you begin your search, it’s important to have a clear understanding of your budget and requirements. This will help you narrow down your options and find the properties that best fit your needs. Consider factors such as the size of the property, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and any other specific amenities you may require.
Consider locating a good property manager.
A property manager will be able to assist you in getting your property leased and also handle the day-to-day landlord duties such as: collecting rent, handling maintenance requests, overseeing and scheduling repairs, lease renewals, and more. A good property manager can help save you time and money in the long run.
Be ready to move.
The perfect rental is bound to come along, and when it does, you’ll want to be ready to move on it. It usually only takes one to two days for the paperwork.
Know your neighbours.
Even before you move in, you should try talking to the potential neighbours and current tenants to find out more information on the property. Remember to ask about how accessible the landlord is when problems arise, what repairs need to be done on the property, and what they like or don’t like about living there.