Looking for House on Rent in Delhi

Published: 12th February 2010
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The population of Delhi is burgeoning due to migration inherent to Delhi's attractive job and education market. People in large numbers from all over India leave their home towns and enter Delhi with a dream in their eyes, of employment, of better life and of economic support. This is why the demand for houses and apartments on rent In Delhi has increased considerably.

You must make sure that when looking for a house on rent, you check everything twice before taking the final decision. There are landlords who offer their places on rent for a short period of time as they are waiting for a good deal to sell them off. Some people in the haste of looking for a rental apartment choose homes that belong to this category or do not fulfill their requirements. This haste only doubles your troubles as you have to go through the cumbersome process of searching a home all over again. Theses situations can be avoided by taking few simple steps.

This article will help reduce your problems and confusions related to search of right kind of homes for rent in Delhi . It describes what factors should be kept in mind while relocating in the least challenging manner. Follow the procedure below:

Selecting Locality

The foremost importance should be given to the kind of locality you want to live in depending on your convenience, distance from workplace and safety. You must find out about the regularity of water and electricity supply in the particular locality. You may check its proximity to shopping centres, schools, hospitals, etc. to ensure you are opting for the right kind of place.

Rent of Locality

After selecting the locality, the next step should be to visit various websites and get a fair idea of the amount of rent charged generally. Also check what amount of security deposit and rent is asked as advance in the selected locality. Usually, rent of two months is kept as security deposit while advance is one month's rent in Delhi and NCR. Though, this practice is common across all areas, the amount of deposit may vary. It is advisable to check this beforehand to avoid any problems on the verge of finalizing.

Take References

You may befriend people of the locality and ask them to give you references of Delhi property agents or landlords looking for tenants. They can also be great help in familiarizing you with the living conditions of the place. You may take assistance from property dealers, newspapers or property portals like 99acres.com and get relevant information. You can consult your employer or office colleagues for the same.

Property Dealer

Get in touch with property agents who can help in showing you more properties, thereby, giving you more options to choose from. He would charge a commission or a fee for his services but make it easier for you to find a place. If you wish to avoid paying extra, you may explore options and ask your friends or colleagues if they know someone who is scouting for a tenant.

Check the Property

All the preparations would render useless if you do not visit or check the condition of property before paying money. It may turn out that it doesn't meet your expectations or is vacant for long or is on sharing basis. Check water and electricity supply, drainage system and make sure that the wiring is earthed correctly, etc. Also check doors, windows, locks and ensure they are working fine.

Contract of lease

Read the document carefully, verify the security deposit and brokerage fee, go through terms and conditions in detail, get it notified or registered, complete the paper work before moving in.

Lease may be of two types, company and personal. Most landlords prefer company lease which is for more than one year and should be registered with the help of a lawyer. Personal lease is for 11 months and you must get it notified.

Delhi real estate offers various feasible options for rented spaces but the key is to remain alert and prudent while finalizing the apartment.

Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of 99acres.com, which is an internet portal dedicated to meet every aspect of the consumers needs in the real estate industry. At 99 acres, you can advertise a property, search property, rent in Delhi , browse through Delhi Real Estate & other Properties.

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