#RENT

About the perils of renting a room in a shared apartment

About the perils of renting a room in a shared apartment

A massive investment trend right now is the so called "rent-to-rent" business model. You rent a flarge flat, spend a little on renovation and with the consent of the owner you are allowed to subrent the single rooms, pocketing the margin you are able to get on the rental market. Which are the perils for the professional or student renting a single room, within this environment?

Salone del Mobile... what you need to know

Salone del Mobile... what you need to know

The Salone del Mobile is the biggest and most famous international fair in Milan, attracting thousands of people and businessmen froma ll around the world. In this post we tell you what you need to know if you are studying or working in Milan.  

Dorm or independent flat ... this is the question

Dorm or independent flat ... this is the question

In two to three years Milan will offer seeral contemporary dorms and studenthouses to students coming to study in the city. We asked ourselves which are the pros and cons of choosing to stay in a dorm versus staying in a "normal", independent flat. Hope this helps clarifying your choice.

AirBNB makes your life ... harder !

AirBNB makes your life ... harder !

The boom of short term renatls is making the long term tenants' lves much harder. There's plenty of flats on the market but a big part of them is reserved for short term rent, and the presence of this return option has pushed higher the rental prices across the board. Few tips to follow.

Looking for a house...having a baby

Looking for a house...having a baby

HAving a baby boy is no small difference relative to being alone or just being with your fiance. We try to remind you the things you definetly need to be certain of before closing a rental contract.

Cedolare Secca ... what?!?

Cedolare Secca ... what?!?

It's better to investigate immediately if the owner of the flat we are interested in is willing to use the "cedolare secca" fiscal regime or not: the risk is to waste a lot of time after flats that we will never be able to rent.

Building Charges ... watch out!

Building Charges ... watch out!

When looking for a flat to rent long term we are usually shown the base rent, that we negotiate going directly to the landlord.

Sometimes the bulding charges are not clearly specified, better to be careful!

Don’t rent online … visit the place first!

Don’t rent online … visit the place first!

Several foreign clients are now used to browse the biggest real estate portals in Italy, like Casa.it and Immobiliare.it, or even the non specialized ones like subito.it and others, in order to see what is available on the market and book it for the beginning of the college year, wiring money to someone they do not know,  just relying on the owner’s or real estate agent’s words and few pictures posted online.

 Rental Contract: parameters to consider

Rental Contract: parameters to consider

When you rent a flat in Milan, being it with a professional real estate agent or directly dealing with the landlord, it’s always good to keep in mind few fey issues to check out in order for the contract to be valid and the parameters you may consider to negotiate.