How to rent a property in Israel?
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a. Clearly define your requirements, including the desired location, property type, size, and specific features.
b. Consider important factors such as access to public transportation, proximity to schools and amenities, community atmosphere, and local weather conditions.
c. Establish a budget that aligns with your financial capabilities and preferences.
2) Property Search
a. Work with your agent to compile a list of potential properties to visit that meet your criteria.
b. Conduct a thorough assessment of the total costs and expenses associated with each property, taking into account all relevant fees and taxes.
c. Consider factors such as agent fees, arnona (land tax), va'ad habayit (committee fees), and ongoing payments when evaluating the financial implications.
3) Contract Process
a. Request a copy of the contract in your native language or ensure that someone proficient in your language can explain each paragraph of the contract to you.
b. If your monthly rent exceeds 20,000 NIS, it is advisable to hire a lawyer to review the contract and provide legal guidance.
c. Keep in mind that not all agents possess sufficient legal knowledge to offer comprehensive assistance, so seeking independent legal advice may be beneficial.
d. Once you are satisfied with the terms, sign the contract and fulfill the necessary payment and guarantee requirements.
4) Moving In
a. Ensure that the property is delivered to you in the condition specified in the contract, including any agreed-upon furnishings or amenities.
b. Transfer utility bills, such as electricity, gas, water, and arnona, into your name to ensure proper billing and responsibility.
c. Establish communication with the va'ad (residents' committee) to facilitate timely and accurate payment of any communal expenses.
Renting a property in Israel involves careful consideration of your needs, thorough evaluation of the costs, and diligent attention to the contractual and moving processes. By following the steps described in the full guide and seeking professional guidance, you can navigate the rental market with confidence.