Renting an apartment in Mumbai can be a very pricey affair.
Rents vary widely depending on the location you wish to
stay in and owners demand a huge deposit. It is standard practice to
ask for a deposit of anything between six months to a year upfront. This is
before you have even moved to your rental home.
Also remember that until payments are made and documents signed, anything
can change. It is common for landowners to promise you an apartment only to
give to someone else if the other party offered a higher rent. So make sure
everything is in writing and that you move in as soon as possible. If you're
planning to rent an apartment in Mumbai, it is best to go through a professional
real estate agency. There are a number of websites to help you in your house
hunt. Below are a few to get you started.