Accommodation in Lima

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Prepare for your Housing Search in Perú

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:

  • Do you want to rent or buy?
  • Can you make an advance trip to Perú for house hunting or initially move into short-term rental and take your time finding a permanent place?
  • Do you want to live in the suburbs despite higher prices or would a place in the city centre be more suitable? See that private neighbourhoods, which are usually provided with 24h security and extra services, such as swimming pool, tennis courts or individual parking lots, they are usually more expensive than flat buildings located at the city center.
  • What is your ideal size for the accommodation in terms of rooms and square meters?
  • If buying, do you prefer a newly renovated place or are you ready to buy cheaper and renovate it yourself?

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.

Rights and Obligations Renting in Peru

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.

Your Rights and Obligations as a Tenant

Here you can find some of your rights and obligations as a tenant:

  • You are entitled to quiet and exclusive enjoyment of your home. Your landlord cannot enter your house or have a copy of it without your knowledge, except in an emergency.
  • You are entitled to a rent book to ensure that the accommodation meets legally the minimum physical standards.
  • You can contact the landlord or their agent at any reasonable times. You are also entitled to have their appropriate contact information (telephone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses, etc.) in order to reach him easier in case any problem occurs.
  • If you carry out any kind of repairs that are the landlord's responsibility, you are entitled to a full reimbursement
  • You are entitled to have visitors to stay overnight or for short periods. However, you must tell your landlord if you have an extra person moving in
  • You are entitled to a certain amount of notice of the termination of your tenancy

Landlords Rights and Obligations

  • Receive the correct rent amount on the fixed date
  • Terminate a tenancy during the first 6 months without giving a reason
  • Be informed about who is ordinarily living in the property (this does not include overnight visitors or holidays/short stays)
  • Be informed of any repairs needed
  • Provide your tenant with a rent book or statement of rent paid
  • Your landlord has to make sure that the property meets certain minimum standards
  • You must repair and maintain the interior of the property to the standard it was in at the start of the tenancy. If you carry out any repairs, your landlord has to reimburse you for it, unless you broke/damage it
  • Your landlord has to insure the property
  • You need to make sure that the tenant knows how to contact you or your agent
  • Provide tenants with a valid written notice of termination and follow all the rules around terminating a tenancy

Flatsharing in Lima

Flatsharing is most popular among students who are not able to afford a flat by themselves.  A good reference is:, 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:

Update 7/05/2019


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