Renting a house in Nairobi

  1. Passable Research

When looking for a house, consider the location, the rental price, security, number of rooms, etc. Ask questions about the property; from the interior of the house, exterior, and the neighbours. It is essential to lower your expectations and be comfy with what is closest to what you looking for.

Consider the above factors and ensure for a house viewing before you move in with the help of a realtor or the landlord.

  1. Expenses

Saving is very imperative when it emanates to making big decisions such as renting property. Before moving into a rental home, a number of questions need to be answered; how much deposit is needed? Is service charge inclusive or exclusive of rent? Are the utilities adequate and well connected? Is it a furnished apartment or an unfurshined apartment? What about the movers, have you found a reliable one? Once the questions are well answered then it is a sign you have done adequate research and you are ready to move in. All the answers should be directed towards your budget.

  1. 3Alone or not:

If your expenses are high, getting a roommate s the only advisable option. Finding a suitable roommate is a work on itself but do a little bit of research, by looking at the person’s background, his/her financial fitness to avoid conflicts in terms of sharing the burden of payment.  Cost-sharing is the best way to reduce your expenses especially for the younger generation who are not married.

The main three factors to look at before moving in are doing adequate research, managing your expenses by creating and understanding your budget which will help you determine whether you will live alone or you will require a roommate who will help out with the expenses.