Notwithstanding all the rental properties available, finding a place to stay in Lima can be long process. Before you start your search there are several points you should consider:
The house or flat rental in Perú is usually payable monthly. Most of the time, modern conveniences like internet are available, but charges are not included in the price. You should add electricity, gas and TV license, etc. to the rental fee.
Be aware of your rights and your obligations as a tenant, as well as your landlords. Your landlord, for example, must provide you with a rent book and ensure that the accommodation meets legally the minimum physical standards.
If the landlord wants you to sign a fixed-term lease, don't agree unless you are sure you want to stay for that long length of time. If you leave before the end of a fixed-term lease, you may lose your deposit.
Here you can find some of your rights and obligations as a tenant:
Flatsharing is most popular among students who are not able to afford a flat by themselves. A good reference is: Urbania.pe, the most popular website for buying and renting accommodation.
Flatshares are usually the result of networking in the circle of friends and acquaintances or through social networks groups.
Other popular webpages where to find accommodation to rent/buy are:
Looking for cheap accommodation in Lima isn’t easy and can be time consuming. Fortunately the times of browsing innumerable adverts, making hundreds of phone calls and visiting dozen of houses belong to the past: with Uniplaces now you can look for your room comfortably sitting at home. You can pick a room in a shared home with other expats, a studio flat if you want more privacy, or you can team up with other friends and rent an entire apartment just for yourselves.
The booking system is very simple and doesn’t require any visit: all can be done in advance thanks to the detailed descriptions and photos of the rooms and you can secure your room before even getting there. Moreover the Uniplaces team will be available for any questions and help.
Uniplaces is an online marketplace for booking mid-long term accommodation with thousands of verified properties.